TTIP and Public Health

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) aim to increase global trade and promote economic growth and historically, this has led to improved population health. However, this link is now weakening and attention is being focused instead on the effect of FTAs on health and the ability of governments to mitigate against any negative impacts. The London School […]

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Public health concerns over TTIP

An important chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade negotiations between the EU and US deals with ’Regulatory Cooperation’. Whilst it may sound dull and harmless it poses and extremely serious threat to national governments’ right to regulate, for example to protect public health, consumer rights, workers or the environment. the European

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TTIP Transparency

The European Commission has published its analysis of some 150,000 replies to an online consultation on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). A key question in the consultation was whether the EU’s proposed approach for TTIP would achieve the right balance between protecting investors and safeguarding the

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Problems with the directive on trade secrets

A new directive on trade secrets being produced by the European Commission is strongly criticized by the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). They are particularly concerned that: it contains an unreasonably broad definition of ‘trade secrets’ it offers overly-broad protection for companies there are inadequate safeguards to ensure consumers, journalists and researchers have reliable access to

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