TRADE LEAKS what is being negotiated behind closed doors on our behalf.


Whether you care about environmental issues, animal welfare, labour rights or internet privacy, you should be concerned about what is being negotiated behind closed doors on our behalf. The leaked documents on this site underline the strong objections civil society and millions of people around the world have voiced: TTIP, CETA, TiSA, JEFTA and EU-MERCOSUR are trade deals that cause a huge transfer of power from people to big business.

Corporate environmental and human rights violations are not an inevitable aspect of our political economy. What social movements have been saying for years is now recognised by mainstream economists:1 the governance gaps created by economic globalisation are not a natural phenomenon, but rather a political choice by policy makers, leading to instability and inequality. This means that effective state action could end corporate capture and close these governance gap

Greenpeace’s 10 Principles for Corporate Accountability pdf

Greenpeace Leaks Big Part Of Secret TTIP Documents ( 136

An anonymous reader writes: The environmental group Greenpeace has obtained 248 pages of classified documents from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade talks. The group warns EU standards on the environment and public health risk being undermined by compromises with the US, specifically that US corporations may erode Europe’s consumer protections. The TTIP would “harmonize regulations across a huge range of business sectors, providing a boost to exporters on both sides of the Atlantic,” writes the BBC. After the Greenpeace leak was published, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said in her blog, “I am simply not in the business of lowering standards.” Meanwhile, Greenpeace EU director Jorgo Riss said, “These leaked documents confirm what we have been saying for a long time: TTIP would put corporations at the center of policy-making, to the detriment of environment and public health.” You can be the judge for yourself. The leaked documents are available for download here.