Say no to the attack on social and democratic rights in Europe!
The financial crisis has caused a substantial increase in public debt. Instead of sending the bill to the banking and financial services industry, European governments and the European Commission plan to make ordinary citizens pay: workers, families, young people - people like you!
The euro crisis has become the occasion to set up a neoliberal "economic governance" which will impose austerity measures in the different European countries for the next years. At the same time, the European Commission will be given enormous power to implement burdensome financial sanctions on countries which do not adopt such painful measures.
There are though many alternatives to this neoliberal austerity package - such as the introduction of a financial transaction tax, or the regulation of financial markets.
It is time to say no!
The ‘self-organised’ European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) against TTIP and CETA is currently supported by over 290 organizations from across Europe. The ‘official’ ECI was rejected by the EU Commission (EC) on 11th September 2014. Hence on 10th November the ECI’s initiators submitted a complaint against this decision in the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The lawsuit is directed against EC’s
Democracy and the environment will not be traded away! On October 11, 2014, tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organisations in 22 countries are organising actions to reclaim democracy, and stop the negotiations on three far-reaching trade agreements: the EU-US deal (TTIP), the EU-Canada deal (CETA) and the trade in services deal (TiSA). Actions, marches, meetings and public stands will
EU – USA “Free” Trade Pact: The TTIP Agreement (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and its Consequences The EU and USA are seeking to create a transatlantic free trade zone behind closed doors through a comprehensive pact. But TTIP has less to do with trade than with asserting corporate power. Under the cover of free movement of goods, social welfare will be dismantled and the
Behind closed doors EU and USA work on a comprehensive treaty to create a transatlantic free trade area. But TTIP is less about trade than about imposing corporate power. Under the guise of free trade, social achievements are degraded and political options are severely limited; Moreover, the democratic rule of law would be undermined. Corporate power instead of democracy The population learned
The safety standards on which we rely daily for our food or medicines, the energy and climate policies needed to save our planet, the new financial regulations designed to prevent banks from gambling with our money and creating another crisis - all these are policies are under threat. A group of the largest U.S. and European corporations want to rewrite these safeguards behind closed doors. For
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