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#CETA: zombie trade deal is no recipe for #Brexit

30 Oct 2016, by in International

Today the Prime Minister of Canada flew into Brussels to sign the EU-Canada so-called trade agreement known as CETA – the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – with the European Union. For the past fortnight, the signing had been held up by the French speaking regional parliament of Belgium in Wallonia but it eventually gave…

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Big win for Robin Hood Tax in Europe

12 Oct 2016, by in International

Earlier this week, Finance Ministers from 10 Eurozone countries finally reached agreement on the principle of a Robin Hood Tax. Legislative drafting will now begin, and campaigners will be pressing the Ministers to conclude the details by December. Meanwhile, US Democrats scenting victory in next month’s Presidential election as Trump’s campaign crumbles, are redoubling the…

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As Portugal tries to take back control of Metro Lisbon, Mexican privateers turn to #ISDS

01 Oct 2016, by in International

One of the main complaints unions make about the investment protection elements of trade deals known as Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) is that it would be used against governments trying to bring privatised services back into public ownership. “Oh no it won’t!” cry the apparently pantomime-inspired defenders of ISDS. They should have a close look at the…

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