The Belgian region of Wallonia has rejected the controversial EU-Canada trade and investment deal known as CETA.
Over 100 EU law professors have signed a letter saying investor provisions in trade agreements like TTIP and CETA undermines EU rule of law.
ClientEarth has launched legal proceedings against the European Commission for keeping secret official analysis of whether controversial investor rules in international trade agreements are legal.
Highly controversial investor rules in CETA led the European Parliament to ask its legal service whether they were compatible with EU law, but the analysis reads like a justification of ICS.
Negotiations over the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA) must be governed by democracy, not hyperbole, campaigners today told trade minister Jean-Luc Demarty.
A German political party has filed a law suit against the EU-Canada trade agreement, saying it would violate EU law and the rights of German Parliament.
The Commission’s proposal on provisional application of the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA) violates EU law, because the EU can only provisionally apply those parts of the international agreement over which it has exclusive powers – not CETA in its entirety
A leaked proposal by Austria, Finland, France, Germany and the Netherlands seeks more investor protection through an EU multilateral investment treaty, and might be incompatible with EU law.
Leaked documents on the controversial TTIP free trade deal being negotiated between the EU and US reveal that both sides are seeking to influence each other’s rule-making. The leak follows a letter to the EU Commissioner last week.
ClientEarth letter to Malmström asks her to exclude controversial elements of the EU’s Better Regulation agenda from TTIP trade negotiations with the US.
Today marks a significant milestone for those who want to see an end to illegal logging around the world.
It’s the third anniversary of the European Union’s Timber Regulation.
Investor-state dispute settlement lets companies take EU governments to court over laws put in place to protect people. EU judges must check whether this is legal.
Brussels has a final chance to protect our health and environment by improving the Trade Secrets Directive.
People and the environment are at risk from a draft law which lets business keep information on emissions and health impacts secret.
Last week (February 2nd – 6th) the eighth round of TTIP negotiations took place in Brussels.
Transparency has been a major issue in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. This week, there have been two major developments. Find out more…
The European Union is negotiating a trade deal with the US, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
As TTIP discussions progress, we’re concerned about its impacts on the regulation of toxic chemicals in the EU.
A new study shows that more than a third of global commodities linked to deforestation, like beef, soya and timber are consumed by the EU.
I sometimes feel that the issue of the environment is discussed from the wrong angle.
On Thursday 10 May 2012 the Court of Justice decided that EU rules permit public bodies to evaluate tenders for public contracts using criteria ‘based on considerations of a social nature’.
The European Commission has stated that the revision of the Public Procurement Directive aims to clarify how the purchasing power of Europe’s public bodies can contribute to sustainable development and environmental protection.