Launch of digital initiatives in the EU: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Why transparency matters in Europe’s trade negotiations
In the TTIP and CETA trade negotiations in Europe, transparency is the key to legitimacy and accountability.
The TTIP leaks: what does it mean for your digital rights?
Documents leaked from ongoing, highly secretive negotiations between the United States and Europe reveal that human rights remain at risk, progress is slow, and we’re still not sure what the final outcome will be.
Why you should care about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Today, as the European Parliament’s trade committee considers amendments to its position on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Access has published a brief to help people on both sides of the Atlantic understand what’s at stake in the negotiations.
Malmström’s “new” ISDS: Same same but different
Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade, presented on May 6th a handful of cosmetic proposals to the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism. ISDS has been a central point of the ongoing discussions about the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement, currently being negotiated between the U.S. and the EU. Malmström’s “new” ISDS reminds us of a Thai turn of phrase, “same same but different.”
Intellectual property and the implementation of US Free Trade Agreements in Latin America
From 2004, the United States has signed onto free trade agreements with nearly half of the countries in Latin America. As a product of these agreements, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Panama and other Central American countries agreed to enact new and more restrictive copyright laws, which can place important threats on the fundamental rights of internet users across the region.