First Labour response

Posted: January 30, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

In Solidarity!!

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Christine Clifford posted in Think Left

Christine Clifford 29 January 11:45

Response from office of Claude Moraes MEP London

Thank you for your email on the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS) and the proposed EU-US trade agreement, also known as TTIP. Labour MEPs share your concerns about the issue and are actively working to prevent the inclusion of ISDS in the EU-US trade agreement.

By way of background, it is only recently that the EU has become responsible for investment policy on behalf of its Member States. Many previous agreements, including UK agreements with third countries, contain provisions for the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS). The Commission has indicated that it intends to continue the use of ISDS provisions in some EU investment agreements, notably including that with the United States. This has been at the request of national governments including the UK.

The ISDS mechanism is a provision in…

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