EU-US trade deal The interests of people and the planet must be put before the interests of big business

18 October 2016

Luxembourg/Brussels, 18 October 2016 – Friends of the Earth Europe sees the lack of agreement on the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) as yet another sign that this trade deal should not pass. Two years after the negotiations ended, opposition is only getting stronger. Following Wallonia's continued refusal to support the deal at today's specially convened Council meeting of trade ministers, Paul de Clerck, economic justice programme coordinator at Friends of the Earth Europe said:

6 October 2016

The final draft of the joint interpretative declaration between the EU and Canada on the proposed free trade deal CETA has been leaked today. The declaration had been promised to critical governments and parliaments to alleviate concerns about the agreement.

The US-EU trade deal is a Trojan horse treaty; a dangerous deal that puts big business ahead of our society, health and environment.


Together we can stop this Trojan horse treaty unravelling our hard-won standards, and act to put people and the planet before profits.

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