Trade The interests of people and the planet must be put before the interests of big business

8 May 2019

As Europe’s prime ministers meet tomorrow in Sibiu, Romania, to shape the future of Europe, the EU’s next five-year priorities and long-term climate goals, Friends of the Earth Europe urges them to grasp the nettle of transformative change.

11 April 2019

EU Member States in the European Council have today agreed to start negotiating a new EU-US trade deal.

The talks were de facto approved despite promises by French President Macron and EU Trade Commissioner Malmström that the EU would not negotiate a trade agreement with countries that have not signed the Paris agreement on climate change.

The EU trade and investment policy benefits big business, at the expense of workers, consumers and our environment.

 

We urgently need a trade policy that puts sustainability at its heart and contributes to protecting our environment and climate.

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