9 December 2019

An obscure investment agreement, the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), threatens to undermine bold climate action to transform Europe’s energy system.

But as negotiations begin for the reform of the treaty, this paper asks, is it beyond repair? When it comes to ending its protection for fossil fuels, and scrapping investor rights for climate-damaging industries, the 'modernisation' could be doomed to fail.

30 September 2019

On September 30 2019, the day of Phil Hogan’s interview to become EU trade commissioner, an alliance of European civil society organisations published an open letter to European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, and to Phil Hogan himself.
Lobby Control, Corporate Europe Observatory and Friends of the Earth Europe, together with several signatories, are pointing out the lack of transparency in the ongoing EU-US trade talks, especially on the issue of so-called “regulatory cooperation”.

NGOs call on the Trade Commission

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