02 December 2014

TTIP – The Road to Corporate Slavery

Transatlantic partnership for trade and investment (TTIP) go far beyond the economic issues and the expertise. It affects the very functioning of the modern constitutional state, the capacity of governments to implement policies in the public interest and the civic rights. This report sets some highlights of sovereign Bulgarian reading of TTIP, major risks and specific recommendations to government institutions. more

02 December 2014

Tens of Thousands of U.S. Firms Would Obtain New Powers to Launch Investor-State Attacks against European Policies via CETA and TTIP

81 Percent of U.S. Firms in the EU Could Launch ISDS Attacks with CETA Alone; U.S. Corporations Are the Most Aggressive Users of the ISDS Regime more

01 December 2014

TTIP: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER

TTIP will promote an indus trial model of food and farming, threatening the
survival of small family farms , local food initiatives , s tandards for healthy and safe
food, animal welfare, the environment, and public health. more

25 November 2014

Opening the windows: Commission commits to enhanced transparency

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: "We could do the best possible work but it will be worth nothing if we do not earn the support and trust of the citizens we are working for. So let us be more transparent, because in fact we have nothing to hide. Let us show that this time it really is different and that together we are able to really change and renew Europe." more

25 November 2014

COMMUNICATION TO THE COMMISSION concerning transparency in TTIP negotiations

The negotiations with the US on TTIP have, over the last year, become the object of
increased public scrutiny and a certain amount of concern in public opinion. It is
important to ensure that the general public has accurate and full information of the
EU's intentions in the negotiations, to address the concerns and to evacuate
misperceptions. The European Parliament has also called for greater transparency,
in particular as concerns access to negotiating documents. more

24 November 2014

Solutions to improve access to medicines and biomedical innovation through EU trade and R&D policy

The European Union’s (EU) free trade and research and development (R&D) policies promote excessive intellectual property (IP) protection. This approach jeopardises access to affordable, needed medicines and impedes needs-driven biomedical innovation. more

24 November 2014

Ombudsman: "Real progress for TTIP transparency"

"I am delighted that the Commission has taken the concerns of citizens, civil society organisations, MEPs and my own office on board to increase TTIP transparency. The negotiations have attracted unprecedented public interest, given the potential impact the deal will have on the lives of citizens. I am looking forward to receiving further details about how the Commission will enhance TTIP transparency in its reply to my inquiry which is also due this week." more

24 November 2014

TTIP – The Growth and Employment Engine that Couldn’t

The European Commission is an enthusiastic cheerleader for TTIP. Against the background of the continued sufferings of many EU countries from the dramatic consequences of the global economic crisis and their inability to kick-start their economies due to the shackles of austerity policy the European Commission is inevitably attracted by »a comprehensive agreement covering all sectors [which] would be overwhelmingly positive, opening up trade and bringing a welcome boost to economic growth and job creation on both sides of the Atlantic. more

18 November 2014

TTIP and Consumers: The Good (without the Bad or the Ugly)

Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade more

16 November 2014

Statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

We remain committed, as we were when we launched these negotiations in June 2013, to build
upon the strong foundation of our six decades of economic partnership to promote stronger,
sustainable and balanced growth, to support the creation of more jobs on both sides of the Atlantic
and to increase our international competitiveness. more

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