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Who’s really in favour of #ISDS?

19 Dec 2014, by in International

The investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in the proposed trade deal between the EU and the USA (TTIP) are the most controversial part of the deal. And they appear in all new trade negotiations, like the one between the EU and Canada (CETA), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the EU-Singapore Trade Agreement (EUSTA). Whenever we…


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Has Germany scuppered CETA? Is TTIP next?

28 Sep 2014, by in International

Reports from Germany and Canada suggest that the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could have been blocked by a change of heart by Germany as confusion reigns on the issue of the clauses related to Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). These concerns are increasingly…


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EU and Canada “finalise” free trade agreement

08 Aug 2014, by in International

Whilst most eyes in the trade union and labour movement in the EU and the USA have rightly been focused on the highly controversial Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership (TTIP) – the proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the USA – the free trade deal between the EU and Canada (the Comprehensive Economic…


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Harry Reid holes EU-US free trade talks

30 Jan 2014, by in International

The highly influential Democrat politician and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has ‘holed’ the progress of the EU-US trade talks designed to establish a free trade agreement between the two big trading blocks. Reid broke publicly with President Obama who, in his State of the Union address, announced he would ‘fast track’ the EU-US trade…


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