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The Network for Justice in Global Investment is a joint effort by citizens and organizations in a variety of countries to challenge one of the most anti-democratic aspects of the global economic order – the rules governing international investment. Read More.

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TTIP – Why the World Should Beware

Source: Rosalux-europa.info

Working paper by Manuel Pérez-Rocha. In cooperation with IATP, IPS, FOCUS and TNI. Brussels, June 2015

June 5, 2015

The trade and investment partnership TTIP, which is currently being negotiated between the EU and the US, will affect the whole world. But the other world regions, like the BRICS or the Global South are being excluded from the trade negotiations and hardly get

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France makes U-turn on TTIP arbitration

Source: Euractiv.com

27/02/2015

Paris has warned French MEPs not to shut the door on Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanisms by voting against ISDS. EurActiv France reports.

In a letter to French MEPs, seen by EurActiv France, the French Secretariat General for European Affairs (SGAE) appears to have made a U-turn on the position so far defended by Mathias Fekl, the Secretary of State for Foreign Trade.

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TTIP: Activists triumph as contentious US free trade deal clause suspended

Source: Independent.co.uk / January 13, 2014

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European Commission publishes TTIP legal texts as part of transparency initiative

Source: Europa.eu / European Commission – Press release / Brussels, 07 January 2015

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Commission consultation on investor rights in TTIP makes a mockery of democracy

Source: Corporateeurope.org / January 13, 2015

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Fracking for energy independence? Not under TTIP

Source: Contributoria.com

September, 2014

By Clare Speak

As public resistance to fracking grows across Europe and North America, it’s becoming easier to imagine that the unpopular practice, pushed by our politicians as the key to energy independence and cheaper fuel bills, will never really become widespread.

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is banned outright in Germany and heavily restricted in other European countries. Bulgaria,

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TTIP Update XXXV

Source: Blogs.computerworlduk.com

18 August 14

Open Enterprise

Glyn Moody

According to the publication “Inside US Trade”, which tends to be pretty good when it comes to sourcing its information, the next round of TTIP talks won’t take place until the end of September – obviously the negotiators felt they needed a holiday after all the excitement of the last year. But even ifTTIP news is thin on

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Statement of Concern about Planned Provisions on Investment Protection and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Source: Kent.ac.uk

In July 2013, the European Commission started negotiations with the United States on the subject of Investment Protection and ISDS in the framework of wider talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In the face of growing interest and public concern, the Commission decided to launch a public consultation on the matter in March 2014.

Together with Peter Muchlinski (SOAS

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Investor-state disputes have put a spanner in the works for TTIP

Source: Europeanvoice.com

The preferable way to handle investors’ legal challenges to states is politically impossible, writes the director of the European Centre for International Political Economy.

By Fredrik Erixon on 19.06.2014

Less than a year ago, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was cruising to success. Never mind that the actual negotiations had not yet begun; reactions on both sides of the

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De Gucht assures that TTIP will probably be a mixed agreement

Source: Bilaterals.org 26-May-2014 “Mixed agreement” means that a single national parliament from the 28 EU member states could use its veto against the final agreement. The anti-counterfeiting trade agreement (ACTA), rejected by the European Parliament in 2012, was a mixed agreement. (Photo: Flickr user hermapix)

Agence Europe | 23 May 2014

EU-USA: De Gucht assures that TTIP will probably be a mixed agreement

Brussels,

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TTIP statement from the 2014 Congress of the Nordic Transport Workers’ Federation

Source: Velferdsstaten.no

Malmoe, Sweden, 22-23 May 2014

The EU and the USA are currently negotiating – in secrecy – a new treaty called the ”Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” (TTIP). It is being made out as a trade treaty, but it is much more far-reaching than a regulation of trade between the EU and the USA. While we realize that balanced and politically regulated

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178 Groups Demand Answers About TTIP’s Climate Impact

Source: Ecowatch.com

May 14, 2014

Brandon Baker

Will the U.S. and Europe consider the climate and environment during their next round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations? Nearly 200 civil society organizations hope so, and wrote about their concerns in a letter to trade representatives from the U.S. and Europe.

Groups from all over the globe are worried that behind-closed-doors negotiations between the

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Strategy Check: Confronting ‘corporate super-rights’ in the TTIP

Campaigners Pia Eberhardt and Arthur Stamoulis discuss what has been learned so far about challenging investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), as the European Commission consults on its use in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) / Source: The Democracy Center / by Thomas Mc Donagh and Aldo Orellana López / April 23, 2014

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NJGI interview with Arthur Stamoulis of the Citizen’s Trade Campaign – ISDS Strategy Conversations / Focus on the TTIP

April, 2014

By Thomas Mc Donagh and Aldo Orellana López for the NJGI

The European Commission’s public consultation on the inclusion of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in the investment chapter of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is clearly a result of growing citizen concern and civil society pressure. 

Even though the scope of the Commission’s consultation has come in for

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NJGI interview with Pia Eberhardt of the Corporate Europe Observatory – ISDS Strategy Conversations / Focus on the TTIP

April, 2014

By Thomas Mc Donagh and Aldo Orellana López for the NJGI

The European Commission’s public consultation on the inclusion of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in the investment chapter of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is clearly a result of growing citizen concern and civil society pressure. 

Even though the scope of the Commission’s consultation has come in for

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Video: A journey through the lobby jungle in Brussels. The influence of lobby groups on the TTIP negotiations

Source: lobbycontrol

During the last TTIP negotiation round, CEO and the German lobby watchdog Lobbycontrol organised guided tours through the EU quarter, focusing on the corporate lobbying behind the TTIP negotiations – and the way that the European Commission allows corporations to set the agenda for the talks.

We will continue to organise these tours – for the general public and the media. Lobbycontrol

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Why Aren’t We Having a Public Debate on Investment Policies in the TTIP?

Source: Aflcio.org

April 17, 2014

By Celeste Drake

In early March, the AFL-CIO joined 42 other organizations representing labor, business, public health, environmental concerns, consumers, family farms and good governance as well as three legal scholars in sending a letter calling on the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to match the European Commission’s commitment to holding a public consultation on investment

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Compilation of news, opinions and analysis in the media about TTIP

Compilation of news, opinions and analysis in the media about TTIP

Friends of the Earth statement on EU-U.S. summit Source: Foe.org / March 26, 2014 TTIP: EU Commissioner Points Finger At US Secrecy, Investor-State Provisions Source: Ip-watch.org / by Monika Ermert for Intellectual Property Watch / April 2, 2014 TTIP consultation welcome, but arbitrators must not decide on our laws – NGOs Source: Transportenvironment.org

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TTIP: EU Commissioner Points Finger At US Secrecy, Investor-State Provisions

Source: Ip-watch.org

2 April 2014

By Monika Ermert for Intellectual Property Watch

A number of problems with investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) were outlined by legal experts during a 1 April hearing in Brussels of the International Trade Committee (INTA) of the European Parliament in its last session before the European elections. And the European trade commissioner said he would agree to open the Transatlantic

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Video: Why is TTIP more than a trade agreement?

The EU and the US are currently negotiating a trade and investment agreement. How will this deal affect people from both regions and around the world? See reflections from EU and US activists who gathered to discuss about the impacts and possible solutions. / Source: Tni.org / April, 2014

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TTIP consultation welcome, but arbitrators must not decide on our laws – NGOs

Source: Transportenvironment.org

Brussels, 27 March 2014 – for immediate release

Today’s long overdue announcement of a public consultation on investor-state dispute settlement in the EU-US free trade negotiations (dubbed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – TTIP) is welcomed but does not change the principle that arbitration should never judge the validity of laws, environmental groups European Environmental Bureau and Transport & Environment have

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Campaigners slam Commission’s mock consultation on investor rights in EU-US trade deal (TTIP)

Source: Corporateeurope.org

March 27th 2014 International trade

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SEATTLE TO BRUSSELS NETWORK

Brussels/Amsterdam, 27 March 2014 – Campaigners from the Seattle to Brussels Network [1] have criticised the European Commission’s consultation on the investor rights in the EU-US trade deal as a mock consultation aimed at selling its pro-industry agenda, rather than an honest attempt to have a much-needed open

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TPP & TTIP – Policy Implications of Environmental Research Irrelevant

Source: Earthwatchmedia.org

March 26, 2014

Philippe C. Baveye*¹ and Laurent Charlet ²

1. Soil and Water Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 Eighth Street, Troy, New York 21180, United States. 2. Earth Science Institute (ISTerre), University of Grenoble and CNRS, BP 53, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France.

Scientists have traditionally held a range of contrasting views on the extent to which they

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What is a trade deal for if it doesn’t even create trade?: Trade diversion through TTIP will affect European integration, the environment and workers

Source: Ttip2014.eu

25 March 2014

Guest blog: Trade diversion through TTIP will affect European integration, the environment and workers.

Werner Hager & Matthieu Choblet, RWTH Aachen University

European integration has many purposes, among which maintaining peace is certainly the most valuable. Yet, the main incentives for integration by means of the European Community and the European Union were the growing economic

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Sign the petition to candidates running in the 2014 European elections: Stop the TTIP and CETA!

Source: Bilaterals.org

6-March-2014

TTIP unfairhandelbar | 6 March 2014

Common Welfare over Economic Interests: Stop the TTIP and CETA!

A message for candidates running in the 2014 European Parliament elections

At the moment, the European Union is negotiating with the United States of America and Canada the terms of far-reaching trade and investment agreements (TTIP and CETA).

1. As public citizens, we

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U.S. Chamber defends investor-state provision in TTIP

March 12, 2014

By Doug Palmer

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday urged U.S. and European Union negotiators to include an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism in a proposed free-trade agreement despite concerns raised by labor, environmental and public interest groups about the impact of the measure on government regulation.

“After three years of intense discussion, including all stakeholders, the Obama administration decided that

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Citizens turn up the volume on troubled TTIP negotiations

Source: Corporateeurope.org

March 10-14th saw the latest round of the highly controversial EU-US free trade negotiations take place in Brussels. But while the industry’s 50 leading CEO’s, known collectively as the European Roundtable of Industrialists, proclaimed it their responsibility to ensure the deal was passed ‘with as little noise as possible’, citizens from both sides of the Atlantic had other, rather noisy (and sometimes

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Civil society call for full transparency in EU-US trade negotiations (TTIP)

Source: Corporateeurope.org

March 14th 2014 International trade

Together with 26 networks and organisations, Corporate Europe Observatory has today launched a joint civil society call for transparency in the TTIP negotiations. The call is directed to European Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht and is asking for the full disclosure of all negotiation texts as well as pro-active lobby transparency. It is open for more civil

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The ‘I’ in the TTIP will create a global gold standard

Source: Ft.com

March 10, 2014

From Mr Peter M Robinson, Mr Karsten Dybvad and Mr Urban Bäckström.

Sir, EU and US trade negotiators are meeting this week for the fourth round of negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). As the name suggests, our partnership stands on two firm pillars: trade and investment. Our daily trade in goods and services

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EU-secretdeals.info – new website reveals texts from Europe’s US and Canadian trade negotiations (TTIP, CETA)

Source:Bilaterals.org 7-March-2014

Analysis presented for democratic debate beyond limited EU-consultation on TTIP-investment chapter

Berlin, Brussels, Washington, Ottawa – A new website was launched today dedicated to enlarging the public debate on the EU’s controversial policies for investment protections and investor-to-state dispute settlement systems (ISDS) in the EU-US and EU-Canada trade negotiations.

The site (http://eu-secretdeals.info) includes newly leaked investment chapters from the ongoing EU-Canada

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As it stands, the TTIP could threaten democracy

Source: Ft.com

February 18, 2014

From Mr Jos Dings and Mr Pieter de Pous.

Sir, it is lazy of the Financial Times to brand critics of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership as “antitrade campaigners” (“No time to waste on transatlantic trade”, editorial, February 17). Two examples should suffice to illustrate that the controversy around TTIP is not so much about trade as

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Investment protection in TTIP: A threat to democracy and public interest?

Source: Tni.org

Thursday, 6 February 2014, 20:00 – 22:00 Public debate Amsterdam

The EU and the US aim to conclude their free trade agreement – TTIP (Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnership) this year, effectively creating the biggest trade block in the world.

One of the most controversial elements in the TTIP is investment protection, including so-called investor state dispute settlement. This would allow US

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Critics score against extreme corporate rights in TTIP, but must not be fooled by the Commission’s tricks

Source: Corporateeurope.org / January 23rd 2014 (Find more related information here, such as: S2B refutes European Commission’s defense of controversial investor-to-state dispute settlement; EU–US trade talks: what chance for transparency? By FOE; Commission to consult on ISDS By FOE; EU-US trade talks: What public safeguards are being traded away? Friends of the Earth calls for end to secrecy surrounding talks By FOE; Commission to consult European public on provisions in EU-US trade deal on investment and investor-state dispute settlement)

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