23 September 2016

Commenting on the announcement that a special Council meeting will be convened in October with the aim of agreeing the controversial EU-Canada trade deal, Fabian Flues, trade campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe said: "Public concerns cannot be swept away with a simple declaration added to CETA. The text of the agreement remains untouched and will give foreign companies special rights to sue our governments. This would hands over power to corporations, at the expense of people and the environment.

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
22 September 2016

A broad group of civil society and consumer organisations as well as trade unions call on the EU's trade ministers to reject the signature of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada [1]. The trade ministers are gathering in Bratislava today and tomorrow to discuss the ratification of the CETA agreement.

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]

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