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TTIP covers many issues that impact citizens across the EU and USA. In this section you'll find articles, analysis and opinion pieces covering a range of concerns, themes and issues. Use the filter buttons to choose particular themes or languages.

30 June 2016

Commission “not in possession” of national impact studies for CETA, while US business lobby take study spin to a new height

Positive economic impacts for TTIP being stretched to the outer-limit our expert Rikard Allvin finds, and in other cases, do not exist at all. more

08 June 2016

CETA: Luxembourg parliament resolution demands legal clarification, not ready to vote on deal

Overwhelming majority back resolution, including Juncker’s own party and the government more

07 June 2016

EU laws protecting climate, health, considered “barriers to trade” according to US Department report

US Trade Representative targets range of EU laws in 2016 Trade Estimate Report highlighting what is at stake in TTIP more

31 May 2016

War of words: spat over agriculture reveals EU willing to concede more than it publicly states

While accusations fly about “misleading statements”, a leaked Commission briefing confirms EU standards are at risk more

25 May 2016

12 raisons de s’opposer au CETA

Depuis quelques temps, l’accord transatlantique entre l’Union européenne et les États-Unis (TTIP ou TAFTA) est sous le feu des projecteurs. Le groupe des Verts/ALE au Parlement européen travaille pour faire connaitre les menaces qu’il fait peser pour les citoyens des deux côtés de l’Atlantique et la mobilisation croît. Mauvaise nouvelle, un autre accord transatlantique, l'accord commercial avec le Canada (ou CETA), soulève des préoccupations similaires mais est à un stade plus avancé car il sera bientôt soumis au vote du Parlement européen. Voici quelques raisons pour lesquelles nous appelons à la mobilisation contre cet accord. more

19 May 2016

Leak reveals five EU governments propose new intra-EU ISDS mechanism

Germany, France, Austria amongst nations pushing for increased investor privileges more

17 May 2016

The TTIP-leaks[1]: Our first analysis of the regulatory cooperation chapter[2] shows that there is every reason to be worried.

The U.S proposals would severly impact existing and future regulations aimed at protecting consumers and the environment. more

11 May 2016

12 GRÜNDE, WARUM DIE GRÜNEN/ EFA-FRAKTION IM EUROPÄISCHEN PARLAMENT DAS HANDELSABKOMMEN CETA ABLEHNT

In letzter Zeit wurde viel über das TTIP-Abkommen zwischen der EU und den USA berichtet, das in unseren Augen eine Bedrohung der Bürger*innen auf beiden Seiten des Atlantiks darstellt. Es gibt jedoch ein weiteres Abkommen, über das bald im Europäischen Parlament abgestimmt wird und das Anlass zu ähnlichen Bedenken gibt. Das CETA-Abkommen zwischen der EU und Kanada unterscheidet sich zwar von TTIP, sein Inhalt ist aber keinesfalls weniger besorgniserregend. Im Folgenden werden einige Gründe für unsere Bedenken genannt. more

02 May 2016

TTIP Leaks: texts shed much needed light on secretive talks

Greenpeace leak of 248 pages of ‘consolidated’ EU-US pages likely to cause headache for negotiators more

28 April 2016

12 reasons the Green/EFA Group is opposed to CETA

You’ve heard a lot recently the EU-US deal TTIP, which we’ve raised as threat to ordinary people on both sides of the Atlantic. Well there’s another transatlantic deal which will soon be voted on in the European Parliament that raises similar concerns. The EU-Canada agreement CETA is a different beast to TTIP, but its contents are just as concerning. Here are some reasons why we’re worried. more

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