Tag: Free Trade

  • Free trade fears

    As progressive MEPs continue to campaign against TTIP and CETA, MEP Fabio De Masi speaks to Portal to outline opposition to the trade deals.

    Controversy around the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) deals continues to grow, with progressive members of the European Parliament expressing their opposition to these transatlantic free trade agreements ...
  • Video

    Press review: CETA & TTIP - Two sides of the same coin

    Am 6.September hat ein parteienübergreifendes Bündnis aus Europaabgeordneten verschiedener Fraktionen, das sogenannante "Progressive Caucus" sich gegen das Freihandelsabkommen CETA ausgesprochen. Darüber berichtete auch die internationale Presse, deren Berichterstattung wir hier in Auszügen dokumentieren wollen ...
  • Fabio De Masi

    Commission urged to drop ‘backroom’ TTIP deal

    Gastbeitrag von Fabio De Masi in The Parliament Magazine

    The European commission wants to strike the biggest rade deal in history with the US: the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP). The commission hails TTIP as an engine for growth and jobs. However, many citizens are worried that TTIP undermines financial regulation, consumer protection, environmental standards, labour laws and threatens public ownership of critical infrastructure. TTIP is not so much about removal of already low tariffs between the EU and the US. The main focus is “non-tariff barriers to trade”.