A leaked European Union document has revealed that the EU is willing to trade away essential environmental safeguards during the ongoing EU-US trade talks.
A European week of actions (10-17 October) against toxic trade deals is underway, illustrating the ever-growing public mobilisation against Trojan Horse treaties such as the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
EU officials continue to ignore the unprecedented public opposition to the proposed deals, but ongoing TTIP talks are in a dire state, writes Natacha Cingotti, trade campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe.
A petition against the TTIP trade deal between Europe and the US, which has been signed by more than three million people, was handed to the European Commission in Brussels today.
One year on from the end of EU-Canada negotiations on a Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), the fundamental risks it poses to democracy, citizens' protections and the environment loom larger than ever, writes Natacha Cingotti, trade campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe.
The European Commission has today announced its plan for reform of the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS), the investor rights part of trade deals including the ongoing TTIP negotiations between the European Union and the United States.
The main thrust of the proposal is a new Investment Court System which would replace the ISDS mechanism in all on-going and future EU investment negotiations.
The European Parliament today expressed its support for the TTIP trade negotiations between the European Union and the United States.
The resolution adopted today  is the parliament’s unique opportunity to give its opinion on the ongoing trade talks. The result of the vote is a setback for citizens, the environment, and democracy, reacted Friends of the Earth Europe.
The European Parliament committee for international trade failed European citizens and the environment in a crucial vote on a proposed resolution on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Friends of the Earth Europe has claimed. The draft resolution – which is to be debated in plenary on 10 June – is the unique opportunity for the European Parliament to give its opinion on the on-going trade talks between the EU and the US.
According to a leaked European Commission proposal in the ongoing EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, EU member state legislative initiatives will have to be vetted for potential impacts on private business interests.
Local and national governments may be forced into taking a free trade approach even when acting on issues in the public interest if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is finalised. This might have major implications for citizens who will find that decisions about local services, investment in jobs, and even food safety protection rules are dictated by the terms agreed under TTIP.