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Strategies of Energy Democracy in Latin America and Europe

Seminar in Brussels, September/October 2014

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Freihandel - Projekt der Mächtigen : TTIP EU-USA Freihandels- und Investitionsabkommen

Autorin: Ulrike Herrmann. Brüssel, April 2014 (The English translation will be available soon)
 

Die Amerikaner und Europäer verhandeln über ein Freihandelsabkommen namens TTIP. Aber warum eigentlich? Der Handel floriert doch schon. Gleichzeitig wird das eigentliche Handelshemmnis nicht angegangen: die Devisenspekulation, die die Währungskurse extrem schwanken lässt und Exportgüter ad hoc verteuert.

 

Die politische Obsession mit dem Freihandel lässt sich nicht verstehen, wenn man sich nur die aktuellen Verhandlungen ansieht, sondern man muss in die Geschichte zurückgehen.

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European Action Day for Coca-Cola workers on 5 May 2014

Enough is enough. This was agreed by over 50 representatives of trade unions, workplace unions and staff committees during their meeting on 20-21 March 2014 in Madrid. The aim of the meeting was to exchange experiences on labor and working conditions at Coca-Cola in Europe.

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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). A charter for deregulation, an attack on jobs, an end to democracy

By John Hilary, Director of War on Want. Ed. Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Brussels Office, 2014. Available in several languages.

 

TTIP

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated – in secret – between the European Union and the USA. As officials from both sides acknowledge, the main goal of TTIP is to remove regulatory ‘barriers’ which restrict the potential profits to be made by transnational corporations on both sides of the Atlantic.

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