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

28 November 2016

Joint Statement : 455 European and Canadian civil society groups call for rejection of CETA

We, the undersigned civil society organisations from Canada and Europe, hereby express our deep concern about the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. During the long process of the deal's negotiations and legal check, we repeatedly pointed out major problems with the CETA text.

Austria, Belgium (Flanders and Brussels), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden
23 November 2016

Today the European Parliament rejected a resolution to seek an opinion from the European Court of Justice on the compatibility of the investment chapter in CETA with EU Treaties [1], and continued its push to fast-track the controversial trade deal. [1]

The resolution was meant to clarify whether the sections on investment protection and the resolution of investment disputes between investors and states are in line with several EU Treaties.

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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