Martina Römmelt-Fella, businesswoman and founder of the initiative KMU gegen TTIP (SMEs against TTIP Germany), is being interviewed by the Main-Echo on why she opposes the free trade treaty. Besides the intransparency of the negotiations the parallel legal system by the proposed Investor-State Dispute Settlement, a focus is being put
In this interview, Martina Römmelt-Fella, head of Fella Maschinenbau GmbH and one of the founders of the initiative KMU gegen TTIP (small and medium-sized enterprises against TTIP) expresses her opinion on the need of opposition to the treaty TTIP specifically by enterprises. After explaining the main weaknesses of TTIP (false
The article in Frankfurter Rundschau introduces the position of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to the free trade agreement TTIP in the oponing sides of the 1,200 companies spanning KMU gegen TTIP (SME against TTIP) initiative versus the BVMW (German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses). The main argument, laid
Belgium Here are some things we know already, thanks largely to the research commissioned by European Commission: We know that: SMEs really matter to the European economy, and society Europe’s 20 Million+ SMEs produce nearly 55% of the added value of Europe’s GDP, over 25% of its GDP and are
Belgium Ecopreneur.eu, the European umbrella organization of national green economy associations, is criticizing the latest EU Commission report on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as incomplete and misleading. In a comment published on Monday, the organization accuses the Commission of drawing overly
February 2015. Promoters of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) claim it’s good for all business, but is this really true? The European Commission (EC) and the USA say it will be of particular benefit to SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), not just multinationals. But is this really true?
Belgium “The negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – the TTIP – are causing the European Milk Board (EMB) great concern. “The agreement is a severe threat to the EU – economically, ecologically and socially”, is how Romuald Schaber, President of the EMB, summarises the position of the
One of Germany’s biggest grocery chains, the REWE group, is concerned about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). “For decades, the REWE group has contributed to the implementation of the high food standards in which the consumers trust today. We are deeply concerned that European quality as well as