Small and medium-sized enterprises from across Europe accuse Commissioner Malmström of misleading the public about investor rights in CETA
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. CETA opponents apparently “denigrate Canada to some form of US colony”. Fair Economy Alliance, a network of initiatives by small and medium-sized enterprises concerned about CETA/TTIP, is shocked by this attempt to mislead the public. Not only does Commissioner Malmström misrepresent the content of the CETA text, she also distracts from the capacity and reach of global economic actors.
Fair Economy Alliance (www.faireconomyalliance.eu ) is a network of initiatives by small and medium-sized enterprises concerned about CETA/TTIP: The organisations supporting this press release are: KMU gegen TTIP (Germany), KMU gegen TTIP (Austria), Ondernemers van Nu (Netherlands). For the opposition of SMEs see lists of signatories on http://www.kmu-gegenttip.de, http://www.kmu-gegen-ttip.at, http://www.ondernemersvannu.eu