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Fair trade not trump trade
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European Union must defend multilateralism

The European Union must use this postponement as an opportunity to vigorously defend multilateralism. The EU should take this case to the World Trade Organization. To counter Trump’s reckless protectionist agenda, the EU needs a common strategy.
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Fair trade not trump trade
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We need to stand up for the values of fair trade

Greens/EFA co-presidents Philippe Lamberts and Ska Keller respond to reports that the EU will be exempt from tariffs on steel and aluminium.
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Multilateral Investment Court

The Member States and the Commission continue to ignore the legitimate resistance of European citizens to the transfer of their legal and democratic sovereignty to multinationals. Even if they claim to have cleaned up the ISDS mechanism through the MIC, the truth is it doesn’t change the deeply shocking and discriminatory nature of the sy…
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EU must reject Trump's "every man for himself" approach

The Greens/EFA group responds to President Trump's trade tariff announcement.
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ECJ rules that intra-EU ISDS mechanisms are illegal

The European Court of Justice has today ruled that the investor-state dispute mechanism contained in the bilateral investment agreement between Slovakia and the Netherlands "has an adverse effect on the autonomy of EU law, and is therefore incompatible with EU law."
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How to Save Trade Policy

As we take stock of recent political events in the US and Europe concerning trade policy and its impacts, we will bring together a range of experts, academics, NGOs and MEPs to discuss alternatives to the current model and how to improve trade policy going forward.
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European Court rejects Commission's attempt to block anti TTIP citizens' initiative

The General Court of the European Union has annulled the European Commission's decision to refuse the registration of the Stop TTIP European citizens’ initiative. "We owe it to the over 3,000,000 citizens that signed this ECI to finally make the European Citizens' Initiative a fully functional tool of direct democracy in Europe", says Gre…
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Deal puts interests of big business first

"This is a defeat for the EU and for the prospect of regulating globalization," Greens/EFA trade spokesperson Yannick Jadot said.
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Conclusion of the EU-Canada CETA

The EU-Canada agreement 'CETA' is different from TTIP, but its contents are just as concerning. In their motion for resolution, the Greens/EFA explain the reasons why they are opposed to the conclusion of this trade deal.
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Greens/EFA Round up

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included the occupational retirement provision, EU-Turkey relations, conflict minerals, the outcome of COP22, CETA & ECJ, Commission code of Conduct, emissions of atmospheric pollutants, dieselgate hearing with French Minister Ségolène Royal, ...