THE Scottish Greens have warned that the NHS in Scotland is under threat of privatisation after it was revealed that it had not been exempted from the Ceta free trade deal.
Following parliamentary questioning by the Greens, the Scottish government’s Economy Secretary Keith Brown...
Tuesday 22nd Nov 2016
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
MANCHESTER councillors refused yesterday to declare the city a TTIP and Ceta-free zone, snubbing a call from local residents.
Campaigners had asked council to oppose the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the European Union and the United States, and the...
Saturday 12th Nov 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Corporate-friendly treaties will scupper any plans to reduce climate change, say campaigners
Friday 4th Nov 2016
posted by Ben Chacko in Britain
CANADA and the European Union signed their Ceta trade pact yesterday, ending days of drama after Belgium’s Wallonia region refused to endorse the agreement.
Protesters gathered outside EU headquarters in Brussels as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European Council...
Monday 31st Oct 2016
posted by Morning Star in World
CHAMPAGNE was no doubt flowing as EU and Canadian politicians patted each other on the back yesterday, having snatched the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) from the jaws of defeat.
Concessions have been wrung from the treaty by the government of Wallonia in Belgium,...
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
ZOMBIES protested in London yesterday, demanding that European Union officials leave a discredited transatlantic trade deal “dead and buried.”
The costumed protesters from the Global Justice Now movement were targeting the London office of the European Commission, which is...
Saturday 29th Oct 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
BELGIAN Prime Minister Charles Michel said yesterday a deal had been reached with the holdout Wallonia region to back an anti-democratic EU-Canada trade deal.
Following talks between the federal government and the country’s three regional parliaments, Mr Michel tweeted:...
Friday 28th Oct 2016
EU PRESIDENT Donald Tusk claimed yesterday an anti-democratic trade deal with Canada could still be signed today while last-minute talks were held with Belgium’s Wallonia region.
He told MEPs “the summit tomorrow is still possible” after days of talks in Brussels...
Thursday 27th Oct 2016
CAMPAIGNERS in Manchester are staging a “funeral for democracy” today as the European Union continues its bid to sell out popular sovereignty to transnational corporations.
Stop TTIP Manchester is holding its protest in solidarity with Wallonia, Belgium, which is standing...
PRITI PATEL has rightly come under fire for suggesting Britain’s international aid budget could be redirected to grease the wheels of free trade agreements.
As her Labour opposite number Kate Osamor points out, this reflects Patel’s true blue addiction to discredited free...
Wednesday 26th Oct 2016