Environment, Health & Safety

General introduction

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.

26 June 2017

EU-Japan leaks: backroom deal reignites trade agreements battle

Environmental and democratic issues prompt new concerns, echoing TTIP/CETA more

17 January 2017

12 reasons the Green/EFA Group is opposed to CETA

You’ve heard a lot recently about 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

10 January 2017

MEPs warned: CETA threatens the environment and public health

Public interest groups highlight range of risks as ENVI committee votes on CETA support 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

25 August 2014

Chemical Industry using TTIP ‘to attack the precautionary principle’

Trade deal presents long-awaited opportunities for fresh assaults on regulation writes Axel Singhofen more

05 May 2014

Abuse of free trade can harm your health

The adoption of the transatlantic treaty can threaten health protection in Europe, explains Michelle Rivasi and Yannick Jadot, MEPs EELV more

27 March 2014

L'abus de libre échange peut nuire à votre santé

L'adoption du Traité transatlantique « menacerait la protection de la santé en Europe », expliquent Yannick Jadot et Michèle Rivasi, eurodéputés EELV more

05 March 2014

Transatlantic Data Flows and the Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

How do we ensure Europe’s data-protection standards are maintained in the context of the transatlantic relationship- even in the face of the controversial Snowden revelations? more

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