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CETA: Criticism Continues After Reform of Courts of Arbitration
A particularly controversial aspect of CETA, the planned Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada, are the Courts of Arbitration for investors. The EU Commission holds the opinion that the Investment Court System (ICS) would completely reform them, whilst critics think that fundamental problems ...
Inside the EU Parliament: Who sets the rules for combatting money laundering and tax evasion at an international level?
The PANA Committee of Inquiry discussed the regulations on tax evasion and money laundering. ...
Posting of Workers Directive: Clear national lines in the EU Parliament
This week, national Parliamentarians and EU Commissioner Marianne Thyssen discussed the revision ...
Investment Court System put to the test: Does ICS address the fundamental problems with investor protection?
AK EUROPA, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, ÖGB Europabüro, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation, and Friends of the Earth Europe cordially invite you to our panel debate:
TRADING AWAY DEMOCRACY
On September 26, 2014, Canada and the European Union (EU) announced the conclusion of a far-reaching economic integration agreement, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The agreement included an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism, later tweaked and re-branded as ICS (Investment Court System) in February 2016, which could unleash a corporate litigation boom against Canada, the EU and individual EU member states, and could dangerously thwart government efforts to protect citizens and the environment.
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