New Factsheet: Ruthless exploitation in the raw materials sector: How corporations are using the investment court system to enforce their interests

Our new factsheet: “Ruthless exploitation in the raw materials sector: How corporations are using the investment court system to enforce their interests” is all about investors suing the state.
It explores the roots of the investor-state dispute settlement systems – as a mechanism protecting colonial investments from expropriation- and traces its development until today. But the paper also takes a …

Factsheet: We make the rules! How the EU intervenes in the sovereign fiscal policy of resource-rich countries

Raw materials, including raw materials for energy production, as well as semi-finished products, and components make up two thirds of all EU imports; more than half of these imports are transported to Germany. Germany’s status as ‘export world champion’ means that it relies on imports, including those of ferrous raw materials. In fact, Germany is particularly dependent on imports of …

Making Sense of CETA: 2nd edition

 

Joint press statement by S2B, PowerShift, AbL, BUND, Forum Umwelt & Entwicklung

European and Canadian NGOs call for an immediate halt of the CETA free trade agreement

A new study gives an analysis of the contents of European-Canadian trade agreement CETA

Berlin/Bratislava/Brussels, 22nd September 2016cover_web_small

Important decisions on the European-Canadian free trade agreement CETA will shortly be taken on …

New leaked documents show Five EU Member States shamelessly attempting to quietly institutionalise ISDS throughout Europe

Leaked Documents show Five EU Member States shamelessly attempting to quietly institutionalise ISDS throughout Europe

Press Release – Thursday 19th May, 2016 

Amsterdam / Berlin / Brussels / Paris / Vienna

In an astonishing move which ignores the opinion of millions of citizens who oppose ISDS, the governments of Austria, France, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands (AFFGN) have made a …

The ISDS files

Rote Punkte auf einer Weltkarte zeigen an, über welche ISDS-Fälle in den "The ISDS Files" gesprochen wird.

Title: ISDS - Corporate weapong against public policies worldwide is showing smoking gun and a globe hit by a bullet falling overVideos & Visuals against Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS):

ISDS is a mechanism engraved in (bilateral) investment treaties or an investment chapter of trade agreements which allows multinational corporations to sue governments in ad hoc tribunals. It is an extrajudicial system with special privileges and rights just for one class: Foreign investors, giving them more power relatively to citizens and governments. …