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TTIP

TTIP is not about trade but about trading our democracy. It is designed by corporations for corporations. Decisions are made out of sight - behind closed doors. Greens/EFA are continuing to expose what lies beneath these secretive talks.

EU-US TTIP negotiations

EP President Martin Schulz forces way to hollow victory

  The European Parliament today, under direct pressure from its President Martin Schulz, adopted its recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the EU-US trade treaty (TTIP). Commenting on this, Greens/EFA trade spokesperson Yannick Jadot said:    &nbs...


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TTIP - We are seeing a new era of financial deregulation

Press release from EFA MEP Ernest Maragall (Catalonia)

The European Parliament has today voted on its recommendations for the ongoing negotiations with the United States over the TTIP or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Speaking after the vote in Strasbourg, Greens/EFA MEP Ernest Maragall said: "The European Parliament has deba...


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TTIP could undermine public services and democracy, says EFA MEP

Press release from EFA MEP Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru)

Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans will vote against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade agreement report in Strasbourg this week. Following the postponed debate last month, MEP’s will this week have the opportunity to express their views on the current negotiations....


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EU-US TTIP negotiations

Socialist MEPs support ISDS under pressure from EP President Martin Schulz

With debate still raging in the European Parliament on the proposals for an EU-US trade partnership and private arbitration courts (Investor-state dispute settlement/ISDS), the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has pressured German and Spanish MEPs from the centre-left Socialists &a...


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TTIP and beyond

01.07.2015

Trade in global and local politics

Register now for a Greens/EFA event - TTIP and beyond- trade in global and local politics - on 1 July 2015 from 9h00 to 12h30.


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Join the Food Revolution Newsletter

Issue n°13 June 2015

GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICY Full ban on cloned animals in food approved by MEPs Circular economy package: Cross-party majority calls for a new ambitious proposal including sustainable food aspects FOOD FOR THOUGHT New Navdanya Films: 'The living seeds' and 'The living s...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 8-11 June 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included TTIP vote and debate; the situation in Hungary; EU-Russia relations; Azerbaijan, human rights and the Baku Games; Turkey's shifting relations with the EU; FIFA corruption case; an EU strategy on equality between women and men post 2015; investigative journalism fund...


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Political meddling prevents EU debate on TTIP

Press release from EFA MEP Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru)

A narrow majority of the European Parliament (1) this morning voted to postpone a debate on the EU-US TTIP trade negotiations*, following an initiative by centre-right political groups. The decision followed an announcement last night by the European Parliament president that he was postponing today...


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EU-US TTIP talks vote in European Parliament

09.06.2015

Press conference

Ahead of the crunch vote in the European Parliament on its resolution on the TTIP EU-US negotiations, the Greens/EFA MEPs will look at the key issues and assess the prospects for the vote. For those not travelling to Strasbourg but following on the livestream, you can submit questions in advance by responding to this email. Please find attached a short briefing highlighting some of the Greens' headline concerns with TTIP.


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EFA MEPs say No to TTIP

MEPs from the European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament are saying 'no' to TTIP in Strasbourg this week. TTIP is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a bilateral free trade agreement currently being negotiated in secret between the European Union and the...


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EFA MEP to vote against 'trojan horse' trade agreement

Press release from Plaid MEP Jill Evans

Plaid MEP Jill Evans will vote against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP trade agreement in Strasbourg this week. Jill Evans MEP is concerned that the agreement could open up Welsh public services like the NHS, fire services, education and others to competition from priva...


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EU-US TTIP negotiations

Parliament vote postponed as panic prevails in EP establishment

The European Parliament's president this evening decided to postpone the vote on a resolution on the ongoing EU-US TTIP trade and investment negotiations*, which had been foreseen for tomorrow. Commenting on the decision, Greens/EFA trade spokesperson Yannick Jadot said: "The European Pa...


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