What would be the cost of TTIP for Small and Medium Enterprises?

Only 0.7% of European SMEs export to the United States and the value of exported goods and services is less than 2% of the added value produced by European SMEs as a whole. Yet despite the relative lack of importance of transatlantic trade for European SMEs, TTIP could have a seriously de-stabilising effect on them […]

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Commission brings ISDS back to TTIP negotiations

The European Commission has today formally submitted a new proposal to the US for a chapter on investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the TTIP agreement. The issue had been excluded from the negotiations for 18 months in the context of a public consultation on ISDS in reaction to public opinion becoming more and more negative […]

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GUE/NGL MEP denounces TiSA at the WTO in Geneva

German GUE/NGL MEP Helmut Scholz, who is attending a World Trade Organization Conference on TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) in Geneva today, denounces many aspects of this agreement. Helmut Scholz (GUE/NGL coordinator on the International Trade Committee: “Many people are very concerned about the TTIP negotiations between the EU Commission and the U.S. Government. But […]

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A system previously called ISDS – MEP Helmut Scholz denounces new EC proposal

The European Commission made public its proposal for a revamped ISDS (investor to state dispute settlement). German MEP Helmut Scholz, GUE/NGL coordinator on the International Trade Committee, denounced the proposal as an attempt to deceive the public. “They call it ‘investment court system’, but in substance it simply remains an ISDS tribunal. Arbitrators are now […]

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TTIP is the wrong answer!

The majority of the European Parliament welcomed the TTIP negotiations today. The GUE/NGL group voted against the resolution. However, a more significant minority opposed this resolution compared to the last one, and the resolution is more carefully worded. We can therefore say that the NO-TTIP campaign is progressing. GUE/NGL shadow rapporteur Helmut Scholz explained the […]

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