Entrepreneurs play a key role in transforming our economy to ensure a fair and healthy business climate in the long run and meet the Paris Climate Agreements. But: are EU or governmental regulations already updated to facilitate entrepreneurs to play this role? The Fair Economy Alliance has therefore launched an
52 French trade unions, consumer rights organisations, farmers and NGOs asked President Macron to keep his campaign promise and ask Brussels to suspend the provisional application of the trade agreement CETA between the EU and Canada, in order to meet the concerns shared by SMEs about the treaty’s negative impact
Today, September 21, the trade agreement between the EU and Canada, CETA, entered into force provisionally. What does that mean? Practically all tariffs on import and export with Canada drop to 0%, which is great news for the small percentage of European SMEs that trade with Canada. The investment protection-part
The Fair Economy Alliance welcomed the European Commission consultation on the existing mechanism for international investment dispute resolution earlier this year. At the same time, we regretted that this questionnaire omitted a crucial discussion of the fundamentals of the system created and supported by Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms. Read the
7 February 2017. A multi-national survey conducted by Dutch Survey company Motivaction and just published by the Fair Economy Alliance (in collaboration with the Schöpflin Foundation) spoke to nearly 2000 SMEs across five EU countries (France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Lithuania and Slovenia) to find out their views on the proposed
This paper recounts that the United States in 2015 had to repeal a 2002 law that stipulated the origin labelling of pork beef and other perishable goods, following a dispute with Canada and Mexico, which was decided in favour of these countries by the WTO. The rule had had considerable support
After the CETA vote by EU Trade ministers has been postponed, European Stop TTIP and CETA campaigns organised the Citizens’ CETA Summit on 20th of October, 2016 in Brussels. During this summit, international experts as well as local representatives expressed their opposition to CETA. Furthermore, a joint declaration was signed.
Regulatory cooperation in CETA potentially has profound implications. It is part of a broader international effort by the rich countries and their companies to control domestic regulation through international trade agreements that override domestic laws. In CETA, regulatory cooperation in principle covers a vast area, both goods and services, trade
Press Release Brussels, 10 October 2016 “American companies cannot use CETA as a backdoor” for claiming investor rights against European governments. This is the message Commissioner Malmström spreads in an attempt to overcome the widespread misgivings about the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada, which is due for signature.
SME against CETA/TTIP initiatives from Germany, Austria and the Netherlands call on the EU’s trade ministers to reject the signature of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada. The trade ministers are gathering in Bratislava today to discuss the ratification of the CETA agreement. The agreement is highly