28 May 2015

The European Parliament committee for international trade failed European citizens and the environment in a crucial vote on a proposed resolution on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Friends of the Earth Europe has claimed. The draft resolution – which is to be debated in plenary on 10 June – is the unique opportunity for the European Parliament to give its opinion on the on-going trade talks between the EU and the US.

20 April 2015

According to a leaked European Commission proposal in the ongoing EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, EU member state legislative initiatives will have to be vetted for potential impacts on private business interests.

1 April 2015

Local and national governments may be forced into taking a free trade approach even when acting on issues in the public interest if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is finalised. This might have major implications for citizens who will find that decisions about local services, investment in jobs, and even food safety protection rules are dictated by the terms agreed under TTIP.

27 March 2015

What will be the impact of TTIP across the pond? Gwen Buck from Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northen Ireland interviews Bill Waren of Friends of the Earth United States to find out.

Gwen Buck: What would be the implications for the US if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) went ahead?

Bill Waren: We do have some idea of what is in TTIP negotiating text thanks to the somewhat more open European process, and thanks to whistle-blowers who have revealed secret documents.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland
11 March 2015

The threat of US-produced meat rinsed with disinfectants being sold in Europe is increasing, even before any EU-US trade deal is agreed, warns Friends of the Earth Europe today. EU health and food safety officials told a stakeholder meeting yesterday that a new antimicrobial chemical rinse may be approved this year to disinfect poultry carcasses and meat.

3 March 2015

As the European Parliament drafts its opinion on the controversial EU-US trade deal (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership  TTIP) talks, 375 civil society organisations from across Europe have called on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers, and the environment from the threats it poses.

4 February 2015

Plans to create more compatible rules between the EU and the US on chemicals, food, public services, workplace health and safety, and financial regulation as part of EU-US trade talks (TTIP) are a threat to democracy and an attempt to put the interests of big business before the protection of citizens, workers, and the environment, according to over 100 civil society groups.

4 February 2015

The trade agreement being negotiated between the US and EU threatens public health, consumer rights and animal welfare standards, shows new analysis today by food and trade experts.

13 January 2015

The European Commission has today released the long-awaited results of the public consultation on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the context of the EU-US trade talks (also known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP). Based on the text of the investment chapter of the recently concluded EU-Canada deal, the consultation was launched last spring in an attempt to silence criticism of the system.

4 December 2014

New research today reveals that European governments have already paid at least €3.5 billion to private investors due to a clause in international trade deals. The mechanism – known as 'investor-state dispute settlement' – is set to become more widely used if EU trade deals with Canada and the US go ahead as planned.

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