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

16 May 2017

Friends of the Earth Europe welcomes a decision by the European Court of Justice that trade agreements with investment provisions need to receive the scrutiny of national parliaments. The ruling comes at a time when citizens across Europe are increasingly concerned about the negative impacts of modern trade agreements, such as CETA and TTIP. They allow foreign investors to take governments to a business friendly tribunal if their profits are affected by public interest policies.

10 May 2017

The European Commission today released new proposals for how the European Union deals with globalization issues.

Paul de Clerck from Friends of the Earth Europe reacted to the 'Harnessing Globalisation' paper:

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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