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Investor-state dispute resolution: Will the EU-US trade deal encourage attacks on the public interest?

[04-06-2013]
ÖGB Europabüro (the Brussels office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation) , AK EUROPA (the Brussels office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour), the Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B) and the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) invite you to

Investor-state dispute resolution:
Will the EU-US trade deal encourage attacks on the public interest?


Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 14.00 - 16.00

Résidence Palace – International Press Centre, Brussels – Polak Room

Public discussion of civil society with MEPs, Council & Commission

Join us for a debate on the issue with the following speakers & inputs:

Undermining democracy – why EU and US attempts to negotiate investment treaties pose a threat to the public interest (Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, US trade union federation AFL-CIO and co-chair of the Subcommittee on the Model US Bilateral Investment Treaty of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy)

It’s investor-state, stupid – why EU and US investment protection reform proposals won’t be enough to protect consumers, workers and the environment (Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch)

• Reactions from MEPs: Pawel Zalewski (EPP, tbc), Bernd Lange (S&D), Franziska Keller (Greens), Marietje Schaake (ALDE, tbc)

• Reactions from EU member state (N.N.) & the European Commission (Ditte Juul-Jørgensen, DG Trade, tbc)

The discussion will be in English.

It will be chaired by Pia Eberhardt, Corporate Europe Observatory.

Please register for the event with an email to the S2B coordinator: bruno.ciccaglione@alice.it
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