Tag: CETA

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Consumer rights in trade agreements: a missing element?

In the past years, consumer organisations have worked intensively on the EU’s trade agreements with the US (TTIP) and Canada (CETA). We’ve stressed the advantages and challenges of these agreements and demanded that consumers benefit from them. For better or...

/ June 7, 2017
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Why privacy safeguards in trade deals need urgent improvement

The EU and 22 other countries are closing in on a huge deal to liberalise trade in services. One of the few pending issues in this Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is the question of how to make sure trade...

/ October 20, 2016
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“TTIP won’t lower standards” – Well then let’s break down how – UPDATE

Update: 11 September 2015 In this blog, I urged EU policy-makers to give us strong and tangible reassurances that TTIP wouldn’t lower standards. Well, they need to do a better job. The peace of the Brussels’ summer was indeed troubled...

/ April 23, 2015
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Confirmed intra-EU ISDS mess: An update of the Micula case

In a previous blogpost, I wrote about the European Commission’s Competition authorities’ serving of an injunction on Romania provisionally ordering the country’s government not to pay Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) compensation to a Swedish investor, Micula. The rationale was...

/ April 3, 2015

Canada and EU trade talks: The backdoor to ISDS endorsement

As the United States and the European Union TTIP trade talks continue, the fact that the EU and Canada are close to sealing a trade agreement (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement known as CETA) – including a controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)...

/ May 8, 2014