How is big business using the EU's trade and investment agreements to sideline people, planet and democracy?
Canadian company TransCanada wants to sue the US for over US$15 billion in compensation - because President Obama rejected the contested Keystone XL oil pipeline. Another warning sign for extreme corporate rights in EU trade deals such as TTIP and CETA.
Regulatory cooperation in TTIP and Better Regulation, two processes for big business, which will weaken, delay or abolish standards.
For the past two years, an unprecedented Europe-wide public controversy about a once-unknown element in international trade agreements has kept citizens, politicians and the media on their toes. It’s all been about the so-called investor-state dispute settlement system, in short, ISDS.
The ongoing EU-US trade negotiations, TTIP, seek to bring rules on both sides of the Atlantic together by means of so-called regulatory cooperation. Our new report with LobbyControl "Dangerous Regulatory Duet" finds that regulatory cooperation procedures have already been used to delay, water down and prevent legislation in the public interest.
Watch how corporations are using TTIP to promote their climate-trashing agenda.
Leaked document shows EU ditch climate measures if they sideline trade orthodoxy.
Two separate developments on European regulatory issues – regulatory cooperation under TTIP and the "Better Regulation Agenda" – are set to introduce a new style of rulemaking in the EU, one that would introduce severe obstacles to anything that would against the interests of multinational corporations in the EU and the US.
Les mêmes grandes entreprises à la manœuvre dans le tafta/ ttip et la COP21.
Despite the scandal surrounding Volkswagen’s rigged pollution measuring equipment and the flawed EU car test regime, the proposed EU-US trade deal (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP) is set to include rules on tests that could make a solution more difficult. EU negotiators are even moving in tandem with the very car industry that just lost all credibility.
A new briefing in English (below) by AITEC and CEO explains why TTIP, and especially regulatory cooperation, could put a stranglehold on our ability to create the energy transition required to tackle climate change.
New report exposes systemic collusion between big business and EU trade negotiators in pushing an aggressive market opening agenda in the public sector through CETA and TTIP, which could endanger citizens’ rights to basic services like water, health, and energy.
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