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The EU is currently negotiating a large number of trade agreements with countries across the world, such as TTIP, the trade agreement between the European Union and USA. UNI Europa follows these negotiations closely.

TTIP, the transatlantic trade and investment partnership, is the trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union and USA. Whilst the negotiations are ongoing, the agreement will most likely include an investor-state-dispute-settlement system. This system which goes under several names, the latest ICS, gives privileges to foreign investors in Europe as they can subject state regulations to often multi-million dollar court settlements. The question is: can collective agreements also be subject to such settlements?
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Fair, sustainable and social: UNI Europa’s view on EU trade policies

Thursday 23 November 2017

Yesterday, Regional Secretary, Oliver Roethig, was invited to speak at an event to recognise Trade Policy Day at the European Parliament. Sitting on a panel with Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade, and representatives from the WTO, World Economic Forum and top universities, Roethig gave the perspective of trade unions. He stated that “trade policies…

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Joint ETUF letter to MEPs ahead of CETA vote

Monday 6 February 2017

UNI Europa, together with European trade union federations EPSU, EFFAT, EFJ, ETF, ETUCE, EFBWW and IndustriAll, have sent a letter to members of the European Parliament asking them not to give consent to CETA in the plenary vote scheduled for 15 February. The European trade union federations share a number of common concerns about CETA…

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UNI Europa statement on the EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA)

Monday 12 December 2016

The trade union movement, in cooperation with civil society and some governments, has achieved substantial progress with regard to the content of CETA. However, the current agreement still does not meet red lines that UNI Europa has formulated. Accordingly, the UNI Europa Executive Committee, meeting on 1 December 2016, stressed that UNI Europa upholds its…

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Over 450 European and Canadian civil society groups urge legislators to reject CETA

Monday 28 November 2016

Over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade…

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