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S2B position on the European Commission proposal for a multilateral ISDS mechanism

ISDS at a dangerous crossroads S2B position on the European Commission proposal for a multilateral investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism Globalisation is at a dangerous crossroads. One path leads to stronger protection for human rights and the environment and...
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Letter to Chancellor Kern on CETA, by over 120 Canadian and European organisations

Letter sent on October 6 to Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, and to the SPÖ governing board. Download the PDF version   H.E. Christian Kern Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria Federal Chancellery Ballhausplatz 2 1010 Vienna Austria October...
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The EU destabilizes and blackmails African states to secure its economic interests.

Since the 2000s the European Union has been negotiating so called Economic Partnerships Agreements (EPAs) with ACP (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific Rim) countries as a substitute to preferences offered by the Lomé and Cotonou agreements, outdated along WTO rules. Those...
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EU Investment Policy

Open letter from Myanmar Civil Society on EU-Myanmar investment agreement

Concerns of Myanmar Civil Society on ‘Sustainability Impact Assessment’ (SIA), in support of an investment protection agreement between EU and Myanmar April 5, 2016 Last week, the EU published its ‘Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) in support of an investment...
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EU Investment Policy

280 organisations from Europe, Canada and the US denounce the inclusion of investors’ rights in TTIP

Monday 22nd February, 2016 – Ahead of the 12th round of TTIP negotiations, 280 civil society organisations from across Europe, with the support of US and Canadian groups, have called on the European Commission and the United States Trade...
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EU Investment Policy

S2B welcomes infringement proceedings against intra-EU BITS

The Seattle to Brussels network welcomes the European Commission’s decision to initiate infringement proceedings against five Member States, requesting them to terminate their intra-EU bilateral investment treaties. The Commission requested Austria, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden to bring...
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