Trade The interests of people and the planet must be put before the interests of big business

9 November 2018

The EU needs to guarantee to its citizens that it will not start negotiating on Europe’s food safety standards with the US. This call comes from Friends of the Earth Europe as foreign affairs ministers meet today to discuss progress on EU-US trade talks.

7 November 2018

Last week, governments met at the United Nations in Vienna to discuss potential changes to the ISDS (Investor-State Dispute Settlement) system. This parallel justice system, benefitting multinationals and elite corporate lawyers, has been widely criticised around the world for its damaging impacts on the environment, on democracy and on public budgets.

The EU trade and investment policy benefits big business, to the detriment of workers, consumers and our environment.

 

We urgently need a trade policy that puts sustainability at its heart and contributes to protecting our environment and climate.

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