19 September 2016

A new report on the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) reveals how the trade deal could make EU member states vulnerable to costly lawsuits from North American investors that threaten public interest.

15 September 2016

Campaign groups today launched the Democracy for Sale Awards, an initiative giving citizens the opportunity to call out the corporate lobbyists most successful in undermining democracy and the public interest by capturing the EU positions for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain
14 September 2016

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today reaffirmed his commitment to CETA – the EU-Canada trade deal – calling it as "the best and most progressive agreement that we have ever entered into."

7 September 2016

Today, the city of Karnobat in Bulgaria became the 2000th city/council to turn CETA and/or TTIP-free, and joined a growing European movement to stop the controversial trade agreements.

30 August 2016

French Trade secretary Fekl called today for the end of the current negotiations on TTIP, a trade agreement between the EU and the US. His declaration followed a statement of German Economic minister Gabriel that the TTIP negotiations have failed.

11 July 2016

As the 14th round of negotiations begin in Brussels for the EU-US international trade agreement (TTIP), a leaked document obtained by Friends of the Earth Europe, confirms fears that TTIP is a threat to Europe's democracy and environmental safeguards.

5 July 2016

The European Commission today proposed the provisional application of the free trade deal between the EU and Canada (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – CETA). That means the agreement would be applied before national parliaments have a chance to vote on it. [1]

3 May 2016

Analysis of newly leaked documents on the EU-US trade negotiations (TTIP) has confirmed that the EU’s democracy, as well as safeguards for protecting people and the environment, are under a substantial and unprecedented corporate attack, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.  

The group has raised concerns about the EU’s food safety system, stating that there are too many warning signals to support claims by the European Commission that EU safety standards will remain if TTIP is agreed.

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