TTIP

Lizzie McLeod explains what the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) is. This interview was made at the 2nd multi-sectoral European civil society strategy meeting on TTIP. 14-15 July 2014, Brussels.
Melinda St. Louis talks about the anti-TTIP movement in the United States. This interview was made at the 2nd multi-sectoral European civil society strategy meeting on TTIP. 14-15 July 2014, Brussels.

Double Standards

Ilja Braun, October 2014
International Implementation of Investment Protection versus Human RightsArbitration courts for investment disputes have been increasingly criticised, not only in the context of CETA and TTIP, two trade agreements currently planned by the European Union with Canada and the USA respectively. Both agreements include provisions that allow companies to sue states before international courts of arbitration. This led to significant civil commotion, especially in Germany, where Sigmar Gabriel came under pressure to enforce a revision of these clauses in Brussels. The German Minister ...
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Free Trade – Project of the Powerful

Ulrike Herrmann, April 2014
TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment PartnershipAmericans and Europeans are negotiating a free trade agreement called TTIP. But why? Trade is already flourishing. Meanwhile, the real barrier to trade is not being addressed: currency speculation, which leads to extreme currency fluctuations and ad hoc price increases for export goods.If we are to understand the political obsession with free trade, we must look far back in history, beyond the current negotiations. An examination of the past 250 years shows how industrialised countries have become rich...
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

John Hilary, February 2014
A charter for deregulation, an attack on jobs, an end to democracyThe Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated – in secret – between the European Union and the USA. As officials from both sides acknowledge, the main goal of TTIP is to remove regulatory ‘barriers’ which restrict the potential profits to be made by transnational corporations on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet these ‘barriers’ are in reality some of our most prized social...
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