This week's print version of German weekly magazine "Der Spiegel" includes a one-page article on the threats of the far reaching corporate rights in the EU-Canada trade deal: "Wenn CETA durchkommt, kann sich Europa auf eine Flut von Klagen kanadischer und amerikanischer Konzerne gegen Umwelt- und Gesundheitsschutzmaßnahmen gefasst machen."
EU Observer piece on the transatlantic trade talks quoting CEO on the corporate push to get rid of EU food safety standards and on the Commission's new advisory group for the negotiations - "a thinly disguised public relations exercise by the commission to signal openness where there is secrecy and to signal interest in issues such as environmental protection where in fact all it cares about is the hard-core market opening agenda of European business."
Euractiv analyses the leaked investment chapter of the proposed trade deal between the EU and Canada and quotes CEO: “Canadian investors will be able to use the excessive corporate rights in CETA to sue European governments for millions of Euros in compensation for legislation to protect the public interest. And US companies with a subsidiary in Canada will be able to do the same.”
An online video about the proposed transatlantic free trade deal by German channel "Deutsche Welle" quotes CEO on the dangerous investor rights in the agreement.
The weekly British magazine "The big issue in the North" features an in depth-article on the risks of far-reaching corporate rights in the proposed transatlantic trade deal: "Secret courts could allow big business to sue governments."
German radio WDR 5 broadcasted a one hour debate between CEO's Pia Eberhardt and conservative MEP Daniel Caspary - on the proposed EU-US trade deal.
German investigative TV magazine "Monitor" broadcasted an epic piece dismanteling the lies about how many jobs the proposed transatlantic trade deal will create.
English version of last week's long article about the EU-US trade deal in German weekly "Der Spiegel" calling the deal "too focused on business" quoting our research on the hundreds of meetings the Commission had with corporate lobbyists to prepare the talks.
US-based magazine "Inside US Trade" quotes CEO in an article about the Commission's decision to temporarily halt negotiations for far-reaching coporate rights in the proposed EU-US trade deal: The announcement could "be a clever move to take the wind out of the sails" of those opposed to ISDS by trying to broadcast the image of the commission being open to all voices, when it may well have already made up its mind.
As the Barroso II Commission prepares to leave office, it is time to make sure that the European Commission’s revolving door rules are fit for purpose, otherwise the EU risks walking straight into another round of conflicts of interest scandals – says writes Vicky Cann
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