Press Conference in the European Parliament – “Why we opposed CETA”

On Wednesday 15th February, a majority in the European Parliament gave consent to CETA – 408 votes for, 254 votes against and 33 abstentions. As many citizens are rightfully concerned about this agreement, the claimed economic benefits – growth and jobs – do not correspond with reality. Harmonizing regulations on both sides of the Atlantic will surely trigger a dirty race […]

Contre le CETA et pour des accords commerciaux progressistes

L’accord CETA serait dangereux pour notre démocratie, l’environnement et nos normes. Tribune co-signée par 79 parlementaires de gauche, nationaux et européens et parue dans le journal La Tribune http://www.latribune.fr/opinions/tribunes/contre-le-ceta-et-pour-des-accords-commerciaux-progressistes-632495.html ” Face aux excès de la mondialisation, à la montée des inégalités et à la destruction de la planète, certains ne voient que deux options : accentuer […]

Press Release: European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs votes to decline consent on CETA

Brussels, 8 December 2016 On December 8, the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) adopted the opinion tabled by MEP Georgi Pirinski, (S&D, Bulgaria), calling on the Committee on International Trade to recommend that Parliament declines to give its consent to the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the […]

CETA Without Blinders: How Cutting ‘Trade Costs and More’ Will Cause Unemployment, Inequality and Welfare Losses – Working Paper from the Global Development And Environment Institute,Tufts University

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is now in the process of being ratified by Canada and the European Union (EU). Following the same logic as TTIP, CETA aims at much more than fully opening the European market for Canadian goods and services and vice versa. This working paper, edited by Jeronim Capaldo, Coordinator […]