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Greens worst fears confirmed by leaked TTIP papers

Greens have said their worst fears about the on-going EU-US Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal have been confirmed following a leak of documents to Greenpeace. Molly Scott Cato, a longstanding critic of TTIP and MEP for South West England said: “The leaked documents released this morning prove what the Green Group in the… Continue reading »

EU and Corporate Power: Green position

In a matter of weeks, people in the UK will go to the polls to decide if we want to remain in the European Union. For Greens, the EU referendum debate must include a thorough discussion about tackling corporate power. The ‘leave’ campaign has offered no solutions to how the UK alone would succeed in ensuring… Continue reading »

Greens urge Obama to support EU citizens and small business, not TTIP

GREEN MEPs are using the visit of President Obama to the UK to highlight the threats posed to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) from TTIP, the planned EU-US trade deal. Green MEPs have long opposed TTIP, describing it as a ‘corporate charter’, and have been at the forefront of opposition in the European Parliament… Continue reading »

EU and US vow to speed up talks on TTIP trade deal

Senior European and US officials have vowed to accelerate talks on a controversial trade deal that critics say would weaken environmental and consumer standards, while giving too much power to companies to sue governments. Negotiators from the EU and the United States confirmed they were hoping to secure agreement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment… Continue reading »

More on TTIP

An update from the Guardian tells us that MPs have won access to documents covering controversial and secretive trade talks between Brussels and Washington, BUT can only take a pencil and paper into the room where the files can be viewed. Green MP Caroline Lucas said that access to documents on “this hugely significant trade deal”… Continue reading »

It’s time to make the progressive case for staying in the EU

Britain’s exit from the EU wouldn’t liberate us from neoliberalism. Only joint struggles across borders can do that. Comment by Caroline Lucas I can understand why some people on the left are sceptical about the EU. Anyone who cares about environmental and social justice only has to take a cursory glance at what’s happening in… Continue reading »

Concerned about the UK’s sovereignty? Then oppose TTIP

International investment courts would deprive member states of their powers to interpret and apply EU law A group of German judges have just dealt a serious blow to the European Commission’s desperate TTIP ‘compromise’. They’ve issued a damning indictment on the proposal for an ‘international investment court’, which the EU Commission hoped would get them… Continue reading »

Anger as government blocks TTIP legal documents relating to health service

The controversial trade deal between Europe and the US has come under further fire after campaigners accused the government of blocking access to legal advice that shows its impact on the health service. Campaigners warned on Tuesday that the legal documents could reveal the extent to which private health companies can sue the government using a… Continue reading »