Video  Press conference Recommendations to the EC on TTIP talks, following the vote in INTA Committee:

press conference by Bernd LANGE (S&D, DE), rapporteur, chair of the International Trade Committee, Godelieve QUISTHOUDT-ROWOHL (EPP, DE), Emma McCLARKIN (ECR, UK), Marietje SCHAAKE (ALDE, FR), Yannick JADOT (Greens/EFA, FR), Helmut SCHOLZ (GUE/NGL, DE), and Tiziana BEGHIN (EFDD, IT)     Some  reactions to the INTA vote   War on Want | MEPs accused of […]

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TTIP compromise ignores public concerns

Supporters of a far-reaching trade agreement (TTIP) between the EU and the US won a majority in today’s vote in the European Parliament’s trade committee on a resolution on Parliament’s demands on the on-going negotiations. Helmut Scholz, shadow rapporteur for GUE/NGL parliamentary group, criticised this outcome: “Compromises agreed between rapporteur Lange (S&D group) and the […]

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Legal principles in exchange for ISDS – a bad deal

Commissioner provides no reasons why legal principles should be given up in order to include ISDS in TTIP agreement Commissioner Cecilia Malmström’s proposal on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) reform is an unsuccessful attempt to appease the massive criticism of investor-state arbitration, according to GUE/NGL trade policy coordinator, Helmut Scholz. “The Trade Commissioner, as well as […]

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Bullshit for Breakfast

BULLSHIT FOR BREAKFAST. Please share. I was invited to a ‘breakfast briefing’ in Brussels this morning by Minister… Posted by Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan TD on Thursday, 28 May 2015   I was invited to a ‘breakfast briefing’ in Brussels this morning by Minister Richard Bruton on the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership – TTIP as […]

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TTIP myths shattered by new GUE/NGL-backed report

Study reveals EU-US trade agreement comes with high social costs and limited actual economic gains TTIP myths shattered by new GUE/NGL-backed report A GUE/NGL commissioned study published today by the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (OFSE) has called into question the alleged benefits of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Rather, the authors have […]

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