26 November 2014

Friends of the Earth Europe today cautiously welcomed moves announced by the European Commission to increase the transparency of the ongoing EU-US trade negotiations. While the new rules are a positive step, they fall short of providing full transparency and openness to allow a proper public debate on the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

14 November 2014

After two months, three countries and nine cities the giant Trojan horse that is touring Europe has already raised awareness among thousands of people of the dangers of the proposed EU-US trade deal.

With actions in cities across Hungary, Germany and Denmark, Friends of the Earth groups have used the Trojan horse to engage and mobilise citizens against the trade deal, which would put corporate interests over the needs of people and the planet.

Denmark, Germany, Hungary
29 September 2014

Fears are growing that the proposed EU-US trade deal (known as TTIP) will lead to food contaminated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) being allowed into Europe for human consumption, despite public reassurances that food safety standards would be maintained.

29 September 2014

The 7th round of negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) kicks off in Washington DC today, amid growing civil society protests at the dangers of the proposed deal for democracy and essential regulations in the areas of public health, safety, the environment and the financial sector.

9 September 2014

Today was the first date on Friends of the Earth's 'Trojan Treaty' tour – a European tour of a giant Trojan horse to raise awareness of the threats posed by .

28 August 2014

Friends of the Earth Europe have written to EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht, to warn that fair, sustainable and safe food could permanently be damaged by the transatlantic trade deal currently being negotiated.

31 July 2014

The extreme lack of transparency surrounding the EU-US trade talks is coming under increasing pressure today, as the European Ombudsman calls for documents related to the talks to be published, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.

17 July 2014

The United States and Canadian governments are using ongoing trade talks to push the European Union to allow devastating tar sands unfettered access to its market, according to a new report out today.

As trade negotiations between the EU and US on a transatlantic trade treaty continue in Brussels this week, the research by European and North American environmental organisations reveals how Canada and the US have been using trade talks to pressure Europe to weaken its climate policy.

8 July 2014

A leaked European Union document published today by the Washington Post exposes the dangerous direction the trade deal between the U.S. and the EU is taking when it comes to raw material and energy.


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