Fears are growing that the proposed EU-US trade deal (known as TTIP) will lead to food contaminated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) being allowed into Europe for human consumption, despite public reassurances that food safety standards would be maintained.
The 7th round of negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) kicks off in Washington DC today, amid growing civil society protests at the dangers of the proposed deal for democracy and essential regulations in the areas of public health, safety, the environment and the financial sector.
Today was the first date on Friends of the Earth's 'Trojan Treaty' tour – a European tour of a giant Trojan horse to raise awareness of the threats posed by the secret EU-US trade talks.
Friends of the Earth Europe have written to EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht, to warn that fair, sustainable and safe food could permanently be damaged by the transatlantic trade deal currently being negotiated.
The extreme lack of transparency surrounding the EU-US trade talks is coming under increasing pressure today, as the European Ombudsman calls for documents related to the talks to be published, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.
The United States and Canadian governments are using ongoing trade talks to push the European Union to allow devastating tar sands unfettered access to its market, according to a new report out today.
As trade negotiations between the EU and US on a transatlantic trade treaty continue in Brussels this week, the research by European and North American environmental organisations reveals how Canada and the US have been using trade talks to pressure Europe to weaken its climate policy.
As the latest round of the EU-US trade talks begins in Brussels this week, over 23,000 citizens have called for a controversial part of the deal that gives excessive rights to companies to be removed from the negotiating table.
A leaked European Union document published today by the Washington Post exposes the dangerous direction the trade deal between the U.S. and the EU is taking when it comes to raw material and energy.
As the next round of the EU-US trade negotiations approaches, the extreme lack of transparency surrounding the talks is coming under increasing scrutiny. New information released by Friends of the Earth Europe shows a largely industry-dominated discussion, behind closed doors, in what is being touted as the biggest bilateral trade agreement in history.
Human rights abuses and the destruction of the planet dominated discussions at a conference on Europe's role in the extraction of resources in Latin America on Sunday.
The event organised by Friends of the Earth Spain/Amigos de la Tierra España in Madrid brought together European and South American experts and activists.