Comments on: TTIP for dummies https://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/linksdossier/ttip-for-dummies/ EU news and policy debates across languages Tue, 28 Aug 2018 21:27:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: mvp019 https://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/linksdossier/ttip-for-dummies/#comment-302832 Sat, 22 Aug 2015 20:49:25 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?p=862143#comment-302832 Well have you just now figured out that is what Euractiv is and does?

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By: 62884325 https://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/linksdossier/ttip-for-dummies/#comment-301058 Fri, 08 May 2015 20:53:50 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?p=862143#comment-301058 Retail arguments about “growth and jobs” are sermon our officials don’t believe in themselves. There are instruments for harmonising countries with the EU-28 rules, association agreements. Here the US proposes a bad deal for Europe and the Commission negotiates in a very weak way. At least US industry defends their interest abroad. Whenever you get mutual recognition the result is that the weaker standard prevails, and the higher standard cannot get improved anymore by the domestic legislature. I don’t think 28 countries should grant a single nation the power to prevent it from meaningful regulation, or let US industries de facto censor EU Commission legislative proposals.

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By: 80341247 https://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/linksdossier/ttip-for-dummies/#comment-298036 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:24:08 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?p=862143#comment-298036 100% agree !

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By: wvdplas https://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/linksdossier/ttip-for-dummies/#comment-298031 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:43:22 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?p=862143#comment-298031 Cecilia Malmstöm is an intellectual vacuum which is why she is so popular with the Americans. She is clearly not up to the job of really applying some objective scrutiny to these faulty so-called ‘free-trade’ agreements. Her pronouncements seem to have been written in Washington.

Her efforts to make CETA & TTIP palatable are like trying to put lipstick on a pig – completely useless, counterproductive but funny!

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By: wvdplas https://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/linksdossier/ttip-for-dummies/#comment-298030 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:39:52 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?p=862143#comment-298030 Agree completely – CETA and TTIP are therefore bound to not even reach the middle, never mind final scrutiny phase – they are both doomed. And that is as it should be.

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By: wvdplas https://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/linksdossier/ttip-for-dummies/#comment-298029 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:37:00 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?p=862143#comment-298029 Sorry to interfere with your seaming rant – but are you for or against CETA & TTIP?

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By: wvdplas https://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/linksdossier/ttip-for-dummies/#comment-298028 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:34:47 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?p=862143#comment-298028 TTIP and CETA are for dummies!

No one in their right mind wants more control given to large US and EU corporations at the expense of local democracy.

The attempt of EURACTIV to one-sidedly support the sinister CETA and TTIP agreements is deserves contempt and is yet another despicable attempt of the EU and its bureaucracy to lull EU citizenry to go to sleep.

The point is that people in the EU are not asleep and are now actively rising against these anti-democratic and illegitimate so-called ‘free-trade’ agreements.

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By: bettysenior https://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/linksdossier/ttip-for-dummies/#comment-298024 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:22:12 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?p=862143#comment-298024 David E.H. Smith

Yes, but it is the high degree of ‘control’ that is the primary factor here. You take away control and place t predominantly in the court of big powerful all devouring business and you have a recipe for complete abuse. Just look what that did to the global financial markets in 2008 when the thing crashed, as too much power and ‘control’ was in the hands of banking criminals. Business love profit more than people and in a fight, the people would take 2nd place.

Therefore the TTIP has to have a balanced system where the rich and powerful cannot use their enormous clout to get what they want. For if we do not put in the right ‘controls’ in place, they will certainly take advantage as they always do. We shall if we don’t watch out create a constant litigation monster where the corporation v. the people is continual and increasing as the big business sees through the TTIP that they can manipulate the system to their own ends. Don’t tell me that it would not happen as I have been around long enough at 67 years of age to see that corporates will have a go wherever to further there own ends. Indeed corporate power is so powerful that even governments bow to their whims behind closed doors. Who could blame them when according to Forbes a mere 2,000 of then (Global 2000) controlled 51% of all global trade last year or around $36 trillion in nominal terms. Leaving 49% for the rest of us.

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By: David E.H. Smith https://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/linksdossier/ttip-for-dummies/#comment-298023 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:21:31 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?p=862143#comment-298023 The NON shareholders of the world are NOT DUMMIES; they are ‘dummied’ by misinformation that is trying to convince them that the NON shareholders will benefit from the recent influx of trade arrangements as much as the SHAREHOLDERS. That’s a lie; a pretty big one, a whopper. It’s misleading & fraudulent.Trade will always exist with, or, without treaties; it’s just a matter of finding a buyer & a seller. Regardless, any hiccups in overcharging, or, price fixing is passed along to the consumer until a cheaper supplier under prices the transgressors. The paper trail of their illegal collusions can be tracked down & prosecuted depending upon the seriousness of the funding of any investigators.

However, shareholders don’t like investing in a steadily, but, modestly growing enterprises.They want to feel the exhilaration of the chase for the big score. They want more bang for their buck & some ‘home-runs’ at the expense of someone on the outside. And, that’s where the present ‘arrangements’ in the recent treaties with their secret (‘Death-Star-Chamber’) tribunals give the SHAREHOLDERS & their corporate leaders the power to take the NON shareholders tax dollars as their prize while providing zero dividends, or, financial returns to the NON shareholders. It’s robbery that is being legitimized by the creation of the SHAREHOLDERS’ own jurisdiction that has not so surprisingly determined in advance that the NON shareholders are guilty in abscentia of every charge & all costs & then some for ‘good’ measure, that come before the tribunals with no access to the tribunals to question the procedures, the findings, the determination of the amounts of the alleged damages, or, the means for appealing the decisions. It is not dissimilar to the benefactors of the unregulated shenanigans that precipitated Wall St. meltdown claiming that the harmless, NON shareholders should pay for the cost cleaning up the mess. The chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, et al, admits that he was wrong, retires from the Reserve & moves on.

In conclusion, the salesmen of these recent trade & investment ‘arrangements’ do not want the harmless NON shareholders/taxpayers to ever understand that there is only a finite amount of value in the world & if your salary increase is not attached to the amount that the SHAREHOLDERS & their corporate leaders are in the process of making via their present treaty ‘arrangements’, then it demonstrate how much your value is shrinking by way of the SHAREHOLDERS taking your tax dollars. The amount inversely proportionate to the amount that they are taking from the many & splitting with the few. The faster the salesmen move the process along via secret, political bipartisan arrangements the less likely the NON shareholders will have time to get their evidence before our traditional & accountable judges.

Buyer Beware of the ‘Fast Trackers’ & make sure that they keep their hands in their own pockets; they are ‘schadenfreudes’ (Germ; exalting in the misfortunes of others).
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For more information & questions re; Treaty ‘Arrangements’,
see; Excerpts from The Submission to The SUPREME COURT of CANADA;
‘The SHAREHOLDERS & Corporations of AMERICA, Japan, Germany, Canada, et al
v
the harmless Canadian NON shareholders, both; Native & non Native, et al”?
(see; davidehsmith.wordpress.com)
and

2) ‘The MERKEL (Chancellor of Germany) Letter; To Sue, or, Be Sued’?
(see; davidehsmith.wordpress.com)

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By: bettysenior https://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/linksdossier/ttip-for-dummies/#comment-298003 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:56:36 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?p=862143#comment-298003 Whenever we are in a perceived economic crisis (EU growth stagnant or regressive) our politicians make diabolical decisions and the TTIP will be the icing on the cake here for terrible decision-making. But the TTIP is something that is irrevocable (we can never come out of it once signed) and where the corporation holds all the economic aces when it comes to suing sovereign governments for profit and investments. Overall it is the most far-reaching trade deal ever and we shall be locked into for life. For if we ever tried to get out of it, every corporation in the world could sue any EU nation and basically make that country bankrupt. Think it could never happen, think again – http://worldinnovationfoundation.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/the-ttip-transatlantic-trade-and.html

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