The RWE case against the implementation of the Dutch climate target provides additional evidence that EU climate law needs provisions to end protection of foreign investment in fossil fuels, argues Dr Yamina Saheb.
The European Commission's plans for a Multilateral Investment Court sanctions a biased and ineffective arbitration system, leaving people and the environment exposed to international investors' whims, writes Fabian Flues.
Following the European Court of Justice’s landmark ruling on the EU-Singapore trade deal, MEP Christofer Fjellner urges the Commission to come up with a roadmap so future agreements do not face the same gauntlet as the EU-Canada deal.
European Parliament President Martin Schulz hasn’t vacated his post yet but talk of the Grand Coalition falling apart is already rife in Brussels. Final approval of CETA could be a huge opportunity for the socialists to claw back some ground, writes Pieter de Pous.
The relief that accompanied the 11th hour agreement between Wallonia and Europe on the EU-Canada trade deal shows little has been learned from the ongoing debate over the “winners and losers of globalisation", writes Steven Hill.
In his State of the Union speech, Jean-Claude Juncker called the Canada-EU trade agreement the most progressive trade agreement the EU has ever negotiated. It actually poses a genuine threat to the health sector, argues Emma Woodford.
Opposition to TTIP has become a rallying cry for supporters of Brexit. Its critics are relying on myths about trade agreements in general, and about TTIP and the NHS in particular, writes Rem Korteweg.
Progress was made in the latest round of TTIP talks, but negotiators have a long way to go if the deal is to be signed before Barack Obama leaves office. Michael McKeon gives a briefing on the latest developments.
Commissioner Malmström’s proposal for an Investment Court System in the transatlantic trade agreement has relied on the argument that it is a ‘public court’, based on democratic principles. However, Natacha Cingotti argues there is simply no need for special investors’ privileges and tribunals in TTIP.
Energy company TransCanada is using the investment dispute settlement mechanism in its trade agreement with the US, to sue the American government over President Obama's decision to cancel the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline for environmental reasons.
The origins of EU-US proposals for "regulatory cooperation" show a process dominated by big business right from the start. The ongoing TTIP talks are seeking to enshrine and fortify a dangerous precedent, argue Kenneth Haar and Max Bank.
Multinational companies are already exploiting investor protection clauses in free trade agreements to 'chill' social and environmental regulations that threaten their bottom lines, writes Matt Langdon. The EU must heed the warning bells.
It has been six years since negotiations on a comprehensive economic trade deal between the EU and Canada began. Despite worries over TTIP and the Investor-State Dispute Settlement, it can wait no longer, contends Artis Pabriks.
Cameron’s EU renegotiation may be too little too late for the Eurosceptics. The rise of their "Out" campaign threatens the livelihoods and social protection of thousands of UK citizens, writes Jude Kirton-Darling.
This piece is an attempt to provide a pathway that may secure a positive vote in the European Parliament for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada, writes Sorin Moisa.
Romanians decided two years ago not to host Europe's largest gold mine. Now the Canadian mining company behind the project is seeking massive compensation from Bucharest, in a case that foreshadows what TTIP could bring, writes Claudia Ciobanu.
ISDS is not dead. Should members of the European Parliament vote this week to replace the Investor-State Dispute Settlement system, they will face an uphill battle convincing the rest of the world that they are right, argues Myron Brilliant.
MEPs will supposedly vote on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) resolution in July. Despite recent developments, the camp supporting it is still far stronger than the opposition, writes Doru Frantescu.