Tag Archives: Trade

UK-US TRADE DEAL TO BE SHROUDED IN SECRECY

This is the morning’s front page that greeted me on 21 December 2017. Several things immediately spring to the forefront of my mind: We weren’t supposed to start trade negotiations until after we’ve left the EU; so what is the … Continue reading

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An Economy That Works for People and Planet

It is almost impossible not to see that the approach that we as a society have taken to economic development, to the way the economy is shaped, hasn’t worked for many people and is devastating the planet. Why is that? … Continue reading

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TTIP: European Commission Consultation – WE DID IT

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has featured on this blog several times before. Today, just for a change, there is some good news on this topic.   The European Commission launched a consultation on this issue in the … Continue reading

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TTIP – the discussion rolls on

The campaigns to stop the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) continue apace. And the same holds true for the Canada EU Trade Agreement (CETA). And we can’t afford to sit back and hope for the best, because our own … Continue reading

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CETA – Germany says no to ISDS!

There seems to be a strong indication that Germany will not agree to the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) unless the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism is removed. Good news indeed. If that’s the case – and CETA was supposed to … Continue reading

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TTIP and CETA – one more thing

In my last post on this subject, I suggested writing to MEPs and MPs about this matter. I have now done so. For the MEPs, I used the web tool ‘Write to Them’; for my MP, I sent an e-mail … Continue reading

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – revisited – again! And CETA – the EU – Canadian Equivalent

So now the European Commission Consultation has closed, they are overwhelmed by over 150 000 responses and what do they do? Do they put all the person power they have on analysing the responses, trying to understand why so many … Continue reading

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