38 Arguments Against the TTIP (2015)
by Harald Klimenta, Maritta Strasser and Peter Fuchs
TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) continues an old thinking instead of everyone sharing in the profits of a few. The ISDS (Investor-State-Dispute Settlement) private arbitration courts enable corporations to sue states and could have a chilling effect on labor and environmental protection. The German Judges Union called the agreement unnecessary and the additional protection of foreign investors “nonsense.”
The Alternative Trade Mandate worked out by 50 European NGOs would lead to a future-friendly and environmentally sensitive trade system.