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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.

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

08 December 2016

First negative vote on CETA shows it’s no plain sailing through EU parliament

Worker's rights and inequality cited as reasons CETA ‘far from progressive’ in committee vote more

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

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

26 April 2016

European mayors, councillors sign statement against new generation trade deals

Barcelona Declaration calls for suspension of TTIP, TiSA talks, and to halt CETA ratification more

22 April 2016

Open letter to President Obama

Re: Hannover Industrial Fair Visit, April 23 2016 more

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