With the East African Community under pressure to sign the Economic Partnership agreement with Europe, pressure is emerging from elsewhere: the US. Civil society warn of the dangers.
"Multilateral negotiations on the WTO level should be the norm, but at the moment this TTIP will actually set world standards and the rest has to follow," says Olaf Böhnke of the European Council on Foreign Affairs
There’s strong criticism of the planned free trade agreement TTIP. Europe’s organic farming sector is especially skeptical. Deutsche Welle reports.
At the Left Forum 2014, one of the RLS-NYC panels discussed the trade agreements that are currently being negotiated: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP, or TAFTA).
A survey of Asian businesses by HSBC has found that there are too many free trade agreements and they are too complicated.
Countries in the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) have signed the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.
People’s NHS sent Paul Giles, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, to Brussels to learn how TTIP would affect the UK’s National Health Service. What could possibly have gone wrong.
Today, the 47th European Citizens’ Initiative has brought forward a motion for registration asking the EU Commission to recommend to the EU Council of Ministers to repeal the negotiating mandate for the Trade Investor Partnership (TTIP) and not to conclude the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) either.
A set of videos from the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue’s June 25, 2014 event on intellectual property and the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement.
Short video on TTIP, promoting the UK’s #noTTIP day of action on 12th July 2014
Democracy Now! discuss the leaked text with Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch and author of "The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority."
Join the day of action throughout the UK on 12 July #NoTTIP
Joint interview on TTIP by Bernadette Ségol, ETUC General Secretary & Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President
Targeting the Greens might play well with some business leaders in Brussels, but you have hundreds of civil society groups to answer to, too.
About 1,500 protesters gathered in Paris, Saturday, to celebrate the European Day of Alternatives and Resistance and protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
“Our demand is to stop the negotiation of TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which is a project for the sake of multinationals and very rich people,” said Felipe Van Keirsbilck, Secretary General, Belgian trade union for employees.
French political parties attack the threats to food safety from the proposed EU-US trade agreement.
Under the motto: "Civil society against the corporate-deal," members of more than 60 non governmental organizations demonstrate in Berlin against the free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States.
Farmers and their supporters in Colombia are protesting the so-called free trade agreements that would likely eliminate their livelihoods