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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

New Corporate Rights Under TAFTA - 0 views

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    "For over a decade, U.S. and European corporations have pushed for an agreement between the United States and Europe - the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) - that would roll back consumer, environmental and other important safeguards on both sides of the Atlantic and establish new corporate rights and privileges. In July 2013, European Union (EU) and U.S. negotiators launched TAFTA negotiations, which are ongoing."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

#TTIP #TAFTA Watch - 0 views

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    "EU wants special rights for corporations according to secret document #TTIP #TAFTA"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

In Response To Growing Protests, EU Pulls Corporate Sovereignty Chapter From TAFTA/TTIP To Allow For Public Consultation | Techdirt - 0 views

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    "from the more-of-this,-please dept Here on Techdirt, we've been writing about the dangers of corporate sovereignty for a while. In recent months, more and more people and organizations have pointed out that the plan to include an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the TAFTA/TTIP agreement currently being negotiated is fraught with dangers -- and also completely unnecessary given the fair and efficient legal systems that exist on both sides of the Atlantic. It seems that this chorus of disapproval has finally been noticed, in Brussels at least: "
Paul Merrell

Civil society organisations say no to intellectual property in EU - US trade agreement - Press releases - 0 views

  • Brussels, 18 March 2013 -- More than 35 European and United States civil society organisations insist that a proposed trade agreement between the EU and the US exclude any provisions related to patents, copyright, trademarks, or other forms of so-called "intellectual property". Such provisions could impede citizens' rights to health, culture, and free expression and otherwise affect their daily lives.
  • We, the undersigned, are internet freedom and public health groups, activists, and other public interest leaders dedicated to the rights of all people to access cultural and educational resources and affordable medicines, to enjoy a free and open internet, and to benefit from open and needs-driven innovation. First, we insist that the European Union and United States release, in timely and ongoing fashion, any and all negotiating or pre-negotiation texts. We believe that secretive "trade" negotiations are absolutely unacceptable forums for devising binding rules that change national non-trade laws. Second, we insist that the proposed TAFTA exclude any provisions related to patents, copyright, trademarks, data protection, geographical indications, or other forms of so-called "intellectual property". Such provisions could impede our rights to health, culture, and free expression and otherwise affect our daily lives.
  • The civil society organisations also insist that the EU and US will release the negotiating texts of the trade agreement they intend to negotiate. They believe that secretive "trade" negotiations are absolutely unacceptable forums for devising binding rules that change national non-trade laws.
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  • Past trade agreements negotiated by the US and EU have significantly increased the privileges of multinational corporations at the expense of society in general. Provisions in these agreements can, among many other concerns, limit free speech, constrain access to educational materials such as textbooks and academic journals, and, in the case of medicines, raise healthcare costs and contribute to preventable suffering and death. Unless "intellectual property" is excluded from these talks, we fear that the outcome will be an agreement that inflicts the worst of both regimes’ rules on the other party. From a democratic perspective, we believe that important rules governing technology, health, and culture should be debated in the US Congress, the European Parliament, national parliaments, and other transparent forums where all stakeholders can be heard—not in closed negotiations that give privileged access to corporate insiders. The TAFTA negotiations must not lead to a rewriting of patent and copyright rules in a way that tilts the balance even further away from the interests of citizens.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Why TAFTA/TTIP Isn't Worth It Economically, And How We Can Do Much Better | Techdirt - 0 views

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    "An ambitious and comprehensive transatlantic trade and investment agreement could bring significant economic gains as a whole for the EU (€119 billion a year) and US (€95 billion a year). This translates to an extra €545 in disposable income each year for a family of 4 in the EU, on average, and €655 per family in the US."
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    "An ambitious and comprehensive transatlantic trade and investment agreement could bring significant economic gains as a whole for the EU (€119 billion a year) and US (€95 billion a year). This translates to an extra €545 in disposable income each year for a family of 4 in the EU, on average, and €655 per family in the US."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Support for huge transatlantic trade deal TTIP plummets in both US and Germany | Ars Technica UK [# ! Note...] - 0 views

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    " Public support for the huge Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, which have been running for nearly three years now, has plummeted. A new study from the Bertelsmann Foundation, the largest private non-profit foundation in Germany, suggests that both the German and US publics are much more sceptical about its promised benefits than they were two years ago. ..."
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    " Public support for the huge Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, which have been running for nearly three years now, has plummeted. A new study from the Bertelsmann Foundation, the largest private non-profit foundation in Germany, suggests that both the German and US publics are much more sceptical about its promised benefits than they were two years ago. ..."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

El brexit empaña el tratado comercial entre la UE y Estados Unidos | El Periódico de México - 0 views

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    "VIKTORIA DENDRINOU, The Wall Street Journal BRUSELAS (EFE Dow Jones)--La decisión de Reino Unido de abandonar la Unión Europea ha arrojado más dudas sobre el futuro de un tratado comercial de gran alcance entre la UE y Estados Unidos. Los dos mayores bloques económicos del mundo han estado negociando la Asociación Transatlántica para el Comercio y la Inversión --o TTIP por sus siglas en inglés-- desde 2013, y todavía dicen que esperan finalizar las negociaciones antes de que finalice el mandato de la Administración Obama en enero."
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    "VIKTORIA DENDRINOU, The Wall Street Journal BRUSELAS (EFE Dow Jones)--La decisión de Reino Unido de abandonar la Unión Europea ha arrojado más dudas sobre el futuro de un tratado comercial de gran alcance entre la UE y Estados Unidos. Los dos mayores bloques económicos del mundo han estado negociando la Asociación Transatlántica para el Comercio y la Inversión --o TTIP por sus siglas en inglés-- desde 2013, y todavía dicen que esperan finalizar las negociaciones antes de que finalice el mandato de la Administración Obama en enero."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Stop TTIP | Campaign - 0 views

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    "... However TTIP is not about trade. It is in fact a corporate coup that will take us to a 'corporatocracy', a corporate-run world. ..."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Avaaz - US Congress: Stop the TPP - 0 views

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    "sign the petition To US Congress and all legislators voting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement: As concerned global citizens, we call on you to vote no on the the Trans-Pacific Partnership and to reject any plans that limit our governments' power to regulate in the public interest. The TPP is a threat to democracy, undermining national sovereignty, workers' rights, environmental protections and Internet freedom. We urge you to reject this corporate takeover. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

La UE y EEUU negocian el TTIP: ¿qué es y por qué genera tanta controversia? - 0 views

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    "3.- Otorgar a las corporaciones derechos contra las leyes y regulaciones si sintieran que tales leyes y regulaciones representan obstáculos innecesarios para el comercio, el acceso a los mercados y a las actividades de suministro de servicios. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Sopa de letras en los acuerdos de libre comercio - Dirigentes Digital. - 0 views

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    "La fiebre entre los países occidentales de reducir las restricciones arancelarias y fomentar el libre comercio, quitando los límites al flujo comercial entre las naciones, ha dado como resultado una complicada sopa de letras de acuerdos internacionales llenos de siglas. Pero, ¿cuáles son sus pros y sus contras y por qué no todos los líderes políticos los secundan?"
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