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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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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