Publications

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 …

CETA and public health: “The unhealthy side effects of CETA”

CETA and public health: “The unhealthy side effects of CETA”

We are glad that the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) has added an additional chapter to our main
publication Making Sense of CETA II which was published in 2016. In this chapter, the authors Zoltán Massay-Kosubek and George Thurley
explore the possible damages CETA threatens to inflict to public health.…

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: “Investment protection in CETA: a critical analysis” by PowerShift, Campact & TTIP-Unfairhandelbar

PowerShift, Campact & TTIP-Unfairhandelbar (Ed.): Investment Protection in the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA): a critical analysis
CETA investment chapter and ISDS process a massive extension of investor privileges on both sides of the Atlantic. Briefing Paper, Berlin, May 12th, 2016.

Free download: Powershift / Campact / TTIP_Unfairhandelbar (Ed.): Investment Protection in CETA: A critical analysis_May2016-final

The …