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Commission faces EU court battle over secret TTIP documents

EXCLUSIVE/ The European Commission faces an EU court battle to keep secret its lawyers’ analysis on whether the controversial investor-state-dispute (ISDS) clause in draft trade deals with the USA and … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Commission faces maladministration probe over TTIP secrecy

EXCLUSIVE: The European Commission is facing a likely maladministration investigation after refusing five non-governmental organisations (NGOs) access to secret Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) documents. The NGOs have complained to the … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

ISDS decision delayed to end of TTIP talks

The European Union won’t decide whether to include the investor- state-dispute-settlement (ISDS) clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) until the “final phase of the negotiations” with the … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

European Parliament committee signals opposition to ISDS

The European Parliament’s trade committee has signalled its opposition to an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). ISDS is controversial because it allows … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

US multinationals could sue EU governments through CETA

American multinationals could use investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in the European Union-Canada trade deal to sue EU governments in costly legal battles that could stymie policymaking, campaigners have warned. Corporations … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Commission swamped by 150,000 replies to TTIP consultation

About 150,000 people have responded to the European Commission’s online consultation on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In January, the … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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