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EPSU update on trade and public services February 2016

(10 February 2016) Please find below the February EPSU update on trade. This update reports developments regarding CETA, TTIP and TiSA and also includes information about: ISDS and the new EC proposal for ICS (Investment Court System) the TPPA (Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement) that was recently concluded Also below is the new ETUC position on TiSA. All EPSU trade updates are available at http://www.epsu.org/r/231 Trade & PS update February 2016 ETUC position on TiSA (...)

EPSU update on trade and public services December 2015

(23 December 2015) Please find below the December 2015 update from EPSU on trade and public services. This update reports on the new EC trade strategy and recent developments regarding CETA, TTIP and TiSA. A particular focus is given to CETA, which is likely to be up for approval in 2016. EPSU trade updates and briefings are available at http://www.epsu.org/r/231 Trade & PS update December (...)

What do we know about the multinationals driving the current trade negotiations such as TiSA, CETA and TTIP?

(20 October 2015) - how is the labour movement responding ? This was the theme of a seminar organised by Ver.di and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) for trade unionists and NGOs to analyse recently leaked documents on TISA and update each other on developments regarding TTIP and CETA. The seminar took place at a moment when all over Europe trade demonstrations and activities were taking place to highlight concerns about the negotiations, including in Berlin where some 250,000 recently (...)

EPSU update on trade and public services September 2015

(18 September 2015) Please find below the latest update from EPSU that focuses on trade and public services. This edition focuses on developments regarding CETA, TTIP and TiSA. Also below is an updated EPSU briefing countering the assurances given regarding the protection of public services. The previous version (update July 2015) is available on the EPSU website at http://www.epsu.org/a/11611. Trade Update September 2015 Response to EC assurances about public (...)

EPSU update on trade and public services July 2015

(26 July 2015) Below the latest update from EPSU that focuses on trade and public services. This edition focuses on: recaps on EPSU’s position on trade activities on trade and public services that took place on World Public Services Day, 23 June reports on developments regarding TTIP (including EP vote on the Bernd Lange report, EC stakeholder meeting on 10th TTIP negotiation round) and TiSA, and EC’s preparations for a new EU trade strategy Lists a number of studies etc that may (...)

Celebrate Public Services Day! Do not trade them away!

(ETUCE-EPSU Press Release Brussels, 23 June 2015 - Embargoed until 23rd June 10am) On 23 June the significant value and virtues of public services are celebrated around the world. In the context reaching agreement on the Post-2015 Development Agenda including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - EPSU and ETUCE emphasise the key role played by public services in the development process and underline that public services are (...)

EPSU update on trade and public services June 2015

(19 June 2015) Below the latest update from EPSU that focuses on trade and public services. This edition focuses on: the vote on 10 June in the European Parliament (EP) on the EP report on TTIP recent exchanges with the European Commission (EC) on health and TTIP, and developments regarding TiSA, including an exchange in the EP intergroup on public services on TiSA. The update also includes in the annex a short overview of literature on trade policy and health. Please also (...)

EPSU update on EU trade negotiations and public services - 12 May 2015

(13 May 2015) This edition focuses on the upcoming World Public Services Day on 23 June, which we think is a good occasion to daw attention to the risks of TTIP, CETA and TiSA for public services. The update also reports on the European Commission’s review of current trade policy and preparing for a Communication in the autumn. Update: Update Trade&PublicServices MAY (...)

EPSU update on EU trade negotiations and public services - April 2015

(1 April 2015) Please find below a new EPSU update on trade and public services issues. Also below an ‘issues paper’ on trade from the European Commission (EC), in preparation of a new policy communication on a trade and investment strategy for jobs and growth, which is to be released in the autumn. More to follow on the content of the issues paper. The EPSU update includes information about the upcoming global day of action on trade agreements, 18 April. You can find on the website of the (...)

EPSU update on EU trade negotiations and public services - March 2015

(3 march 2015) Please find below an update (March 2015) on trade developments. The most important issue at the moment is the preparation in the European Parliament (EP) trade Committee (INTA) of a draft resolution on TTIP. Bernd Lange (S&D) is responsible for this. The EP resolution on TTIP will be an important indicator of the EP’s position on TTIP (and by extension also on CETA and TiSA). We ask you to contact your national MEPs on the INTA Committee to say that you support a strong (...)

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