Tuesday, 22 October , 2019

CETA

Hundreds protest Macron’s climate policies, carrying STOLEN portraits of him upside-down

25 Aug, 2019 Climate activists have gathered in the French town of Bayonne to denounce the policies of French President Emmanuel Macron in a protest...

CETA: Ils ont osé ratifier !

par Michel Quinet Secrétaire général du Parti de la démondialisation le 28 juillet 2019 Le projet de loi de ratification de l’accord de libre-échange entre le Canada...

Trump, Macron: same fight

By Thomas Piketty It is customary to contrast Trump and Macron: on one hand the vulgar American businessman with his xenophobic tweets and global warming...

L’entrée en vigueur du CETA: un scandale démocratique

par Jacques Sapir Publication 22 septembre 2017 Le traité de libre-échange avec le Canada, ce que l’on appelle le CETA, est donc entré en application...

Grenoble’s Response

Declaration of the second pan-European meeting of TTIP-free zones 60 years after its creation, the European Union is now at a crossroads. The different crises...

The consequences of the EU’s international trade agreements for the European...

By George Emmanuel Member of the Co-ordinating Committee of the Panhelladic Initiative of Organizations and Citizens against TTIP, CETA, TISA.   In the European Commission’s 2016 report...

TTIP: conquest by stealth or plunder, American style

WHEN a pickpocket has designs on your wallet, he devises some clever way to distract your attention. A prime example of this is the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) recently signed in Brussels and now presumably to be referred to all EU countries for a ratification that is assumed to be virtually automatic. What harm can there be in a trade agreement with good

Τhe Battle over CETA is far from over

No more than two days were needed for the CETA text, only just signed in front of the cameras, to be rejected again. The German Greens announced their intention of blocking its ratification, in its present form, in the Bundesrat, something that is within their capacities given the way that its system functions. Is the participation of the Bundesrat indispensable for ratification of the treaty? German jurists are working on this question, and it is thorny.

Tsipras in Wallonia. Is anybody to defend European citizens?

There was a huge amount of EU tub-thumping yesterday (30 October), as the EU and Canadian summit happened in a very rushed manner and the CETA* deal was signed by Justin Trudeau and Jean-Claude Juncker. The media have presented the signing as the end of the journey for CETA saying that it’s time for everyone to accept this trade deal as finalised.

UN Expert Warns EU, Canada Against Signing CETA Deal Without Referendums

"The corporate-driven agenda gravely endangers labour, health and other social legislation, and there is no justification to fast-track it … Civil society should demand referendums on the approval of CETA or any other such mega-treaty that has been negotiated behind closed doors," Alfred de Zayas, the UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and