TTIP

Kvækerne siger nej til EU-US handelsaftale

Fem kvækerorganisationer fra Europa og USA har bedt deres regeringer om at sige ’nej’ til det Transatlantiske Handels-og Investerings Partnerskab (TTIP), den omstridte ’mega-han-delsaftale som forhandles mellem Den europæiske Union og USA. Det er første gang, at kvækerorganisationer på begge sider at Atlanten har protesteret imod sådan en handelstraktat. American Friends Service Committee, Friends Committee …

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Neues von QCEA

Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) bringt eine Quäker-Vision über gerechte Beziehungen in die europäischen Institutionen. Around Europe ist QCEAs Newsletter, der 6x im Jahr erscheint. Er wird in Englisch publiziert und kann auf der Webseite www.qcea.org gelesen und abonniert werden. Mehr Informationen gibt es auch unter qceablog.wordpress.com. Der folgende Text fasst die Themen aus …

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With or without you: the UK and the EU

The United Kingdom expects to hold a referendum on its membership of the European Union. The political debate is dominated by phoney conversations and over-simplifications. This creates a difficult environment for citizens to engage in this process. QCEA has compiled briefing papers intended to help Quakers and others reflect on their position with regard to …

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Action alert: Say ‘no’ to investor-state dispute special tribunals

Friends may be aware of the ongoing negotiations regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a free trade deal between the EU and the US. The European Commission negotiates on behalf of the EU, with a direction approved by the heads of national governments of the EU Member States, within the context of an …

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Around Europe 358 August – September 2014

In this issue of Around Europe, Chris Diskin discusses free trade agreements and whether they may bring the social changes we would like to see. Andrew Lane highlights the Global Peace Index and the opportunity to hold our governments to account, and Alexandra Bosbeer describes some of the current European Commission consultations and how you …

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Consultation response on corporate social responsibility

The European Commission has held a consultation on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Through responding to the questionnnaire, QCEA promotes its viewpoint that corporations should fundamentlaly change how they view themselves and their role in society. CSR is currently seen as an optional extra for companies to engage in, which might increase the profits to shareholders. …

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A Sunset Clause to Protect European Citizens’ Future Well-being

This briefing paper by Chris Diskin outlines the risks in the curernt EU negotiations with the US on free trade and advocates for the inclusion of a sunset clause: an article in the final text which provides a specific date when the deal would expire and would need to be re-negotiated and re-ratified. Click here …

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TTIP Consultation – call for submissions and model answers

Have you heard about TTIP yet? TTIP, or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is a Free Trade Agreement currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America. This vast deal, while having potential benefits, could have serious and long-term consequences for the well-being of European citizens as well as …

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