About: ISDS

Susan George: Tax the rich and corporations

French-American political scientist and activist Susan George says that the political mainstream has abandoned many people – and they vote for populists. On CETA, she does not consider it very different from TTIP, George told EURACTIV Slovakia.
Trade & Society 25-10-2016

Udo Bullmann: It is ‘correct’ to give regions say on CETA deal

SPD MEP Udo Bullmann does not think it is a mistake to make agreements like the teetering CETA deal dependent on the approval of regions like Wallonia. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Trade & Society 07-12-2015

EU must use New Zealand as a testing ground for new model of FTA, says trade minister

EXCLUSIVE / The EU and New Zealand can accelerate negotiations for an FTA if they move beyond the historical sensitivities, which are far from real, and try to implement some of the innovations in the Commission's Trade for All strategy.
Trade & Society 28-07-2015

Malmström: We can finish TTIP during the Obama administration

The EU’s Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström was amazed at German criticism over the planned EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and emphasised its benefits in an interview with Tagesspiegel.
Trade & Society 03-07-2015

Pittella: ISDS is dead, EU-Canada trade deal must be reopened

The investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS) as we know it is dead and must be replaced by a new public system, said Gianni Pittella, in an interview with EURACTIV.
Trade & Society 25-06-2015

Katz: Regulatory cooperation does not mean surrender

Regulatory cooperation in the trade deal currently under negotiation between the EU and the US does not mean that legislators would lose their lawmaking initiative. Rather, it involves a process of dialogue, explains Sherman Katz in an interview with EURACTIV Slovakia.
Trade & Society 04-06-2015

AmCham Germany President: Not all positions in TTIP negotiations can be made public

The NSA affair was disastrous for German trust in the United States, and therefore for the planned EU-US trade agreement, TTIP, Bernhard Mattes told EURACTIV.de.
Trade & Society 03-06-2015

Matthias Fekl: ‘The EU should have its own arbitration court’

EXCLUSIVE / France's Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Matthias Fekl, delivered a proposal for TTIP arbitration reform in Brussels yesterday, in which he recommended the creation of a European court to settle trade disputes. He spoke to Cécile Barbière from EURACTIV France.
Trade & Society 16-12-2014

Analyst: ISDS model is Australia, not Canada

Ahead of the release of a report on a controversial arbitration clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Gus Van Harten told EURACTIV that the EU should explore the option of an international arbitration court and use Australia, not Canada as a benchmark.
Erixon
Trade & Society 11-12-2014

Economist: ‘ISDS disconnect between rhetoric and reality’

SPECIAL REPORT: The integrity of EU trade policy, and the European Commission's capacity to negotiate, are on the line in the current ISDS debate, according to a proponent, economist Fredrik Erixon.
Jonathan Kallmer
Global Europe 28-10-2014

Jonathan Kallmer: With TTIP, not everybody is going to be happy, but that’s normal

In the process of negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), one has to understand that not everybody is going to be happy. But that’s a central part of the democratic process, American consultant Jonathan Kallmer told EURACTIV Slovakia in an exclusive interview.