Tag: ISDS

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The Micula case: When ISDS messes with EU law

The mooted Investor-State Arbitration System (ISDS) is one of the most controversial elements of the ongoing TTIP negotiations. Much to the surprise of negotiators, ISDS is one of the driving forces behind recent major public protests throughout Europe against TTIP....

/ October 27, 2014
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TTIP & trust: Is the Commission backing the wrong horse?

Last week, we published a blog post on the impact of the European Court of Justice ruling on MEP Sophie in’t Veld’s case against the Council. The Court’s decisions clearly stated that access should be ensured to documents relating to...

/ July 30, 2014
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ISDS: Too flawed to be fixed

When EU governments instructed the European Commission in June 2013 to start negotiating a free trade agreement (TTIP) with the United States, they requested provisions on investment protection and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) be included in the agreement. Following heavy...

/ July 10, 2014

Why consumers should be at the heart of TTIP

It is clear that every aspect of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has been designed to facilitate commercial activities between the world’s two largest economies, the EU and the US. The focus of this agreement is to reduce...

/ June 19, 2014

The European Commission: The importance of unbiased communication on TTIP  

The ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations are being conducted behind closed doors, with the public having no way of knowing what is at stake aside from officials’ statements. When it comes to informing citizens on the issues...

/ May 30, 2014

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