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The CETA Compromise

Friday 28 October 2016

This week has seen a dramatic playoff between the Belgian region of Wallonia and the rest of the EU, as Wallonia initially denied to sign CETA – the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU. As media houses and politicians from across the political spectrum lashed out to Wallonia blaming them for…

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New trade information – TiSA sneaking towards conclusion?

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Christina Colclough, UNI Global Union’s Senior Advisor on trade was in Berlin this week together with over 30 experts from the global and national union movement and civil society organisations to discuss the newest developments in the trade deals TiSA, CETA, TPP and TTIP. Colclough comments: “When you start unravelling these trade deals, finding how…

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Tripartite Social Summit : European social partners’ joint statement & letter

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Joint statement by European trade unions and employers which will be presented to, and discussed with, Presidents Juncker and Tusk, Prime Minister Fico, Vice President Dombrovskis and European Commissioner Thyssen at the Tripartite Social Summit on Wednesday 19 October, 14-17h in the European Council’s Justus Lipsius Building. The joint statement is agreed by the four…

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Time to stop the talks: TiSA negotiations must be brought to a halt

Friday 14 October 2016

Newly released Wikileaks documents make it clear that the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is no more than a corporate power grab and that negotiations must be stopped. The wide scope of the deregulatory agenda and attack on democratic governance has been exposed. The EU is attempting to wrestle control of every level of governance…

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