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Defending quality PDO products of local societies in international trade agreements
PDO (products designation of origin) products when internationally traded, they are not just commodities but they also incorporate biodiversity, traditional production, know-how and culture of the local communities where they are produced.
Privinvest announce ICC ruling in favour of Hellenic shipyards in dispute with Hellenic Republic
Hellenic Republic is found liable towards Hellenic Shipyards for more than 200 million Euros at the ICC while shareholders are pursuing the Hellenic Republic at the ICSID pursuant to the relevant Bilateral Investment Treaty.
Greeks fear they will lose their ‘white gold’ with CETA
Farmers in Greece are concerned about the fate of feta cheese in EU trade agreements with third countries after the EU failed to fully protect the iconic product in the CETA free trade deal with Canada.
Cyprus and Greece lock legal horns over bail-in
Greek investors claim that they were discriminated against and lost millions in the bail-in of Cypriot bank deposits some four years and have launched legal action against Cyprus.
TTIP: the impact on the Greek democracy, economy and society
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is one of the most important forthcoming steps for the wide-ranging transformation of the bourgeois society and capitalism.
Greece asks for suspension of TTIP negotiations
The Greek Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, George Stathakis, has called for the temporary suspension of negotiations on the Transatlantic Partnership Trade and Investment today in Bratislava.
Iskandar Safa submits claim against the Hellenic Republic with ICSID
Iskandar Safa, co-owner of the Privinvest Group, a global player in the shipbuilding industry, which took control of Hellenic Shipyards SA, submitted a request for arbitration against the Hellenic Republic at the World Bank’s ICSID.
In Greece, standing against free trade agreements is standing for the planet
Aristoteli joined a growing movement of local authorities opposed to CETA and TTIP to deny the building of a polluter’s paradise
Greece to block TTIP unless geographical indications are protected
The Greek government is ready to veto the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU unless it ensures increased protection for key agricultural geographical indicators.
TTIP will force all Europeans to take Greece’s medicine
If the Greek crisis has shown how the institutions of the EU will stop at nothing to force through their own brand of capitalist discipline, TTIP is confirmation that we will all soon be tasting the same medicine.
SYRIZA says Europarliament must reject TTIP
According to SYRIZA, ISDS undermined economic democracy by treating the rights of peoples and their elected representatives as equal to the rights of an economic oligarchy, essentially amounting to an exemption for large multinationals from democratic controls and continuing a conversion of western democracies to states where elections cannot bring about changes to economic policy.
Greece wants changes to EU-Canada trade deal to protect "feta" name
Athens will not back a multi-billion dollar trade pact between Canada and the European Union unless the deal is changed to specify that only Greece can use the term "feta" for its salty white cheese, according to a document seen by Reuters.
Syriza-led Greek parliament ‘will never ratify TTIP’
After making its voice heard in the debate over sanctions on Russia, the new government in Athens is now making its opposition known to the EU-US trade deal, TTIP.
Investor state dispute settlement and financial crises
The film explains how the settlement works and why it endangers necessary governmental rescue measures in financial crises as occurred in Greece, Cypress and Argentina.
Commentary: Pantechniki v. Albania decision offers pragmatic approach to interpreting fork-in-the-road clauses
The recent decision in Pantechniki v. Albania appears to be the only award in the public domain in which a tribunal has held a fork-in-the-road clause to have been triggered by an investor’s prior court proceedings.