Yesterday’s MEP vote in the environment committee is telling in many ways: By endorsing CETA, certain committee members voted against the environment, against public health and against food safety. The protection of these very issues are however, at heart of Europe’s citizens. The vote was not close, instead a comfortable majority secured support for CETA (40+/24-). This is because party attitudes are largely formed, with the ‘Grand Coalition’ supporting CETA. If your MEPs is among those who voted to support CETA, call them, email them, fax them and tell them what you think! Silence is the enemy!
About the campaign
We are an alliance of more than 500 European organisations running campaigns and actions against TTIP and CETA. We believe that these two trade and investment agreements must be stopped because they pose a threat to democracy, the rule of law, the environment, health, public services as well as consumer and labour rights.
This short introduction gives you the main arguments why TTIP and CETA are a threat to so many things we value and need – in less than five minutes.
Trade agreements are very complex and can sometimes be difficult to understand. If you are looking for some detailled information on TTIP and CETA, have a look at our answers to some of the most important questions!
Over the past years, a lot of in-depth research has been done on TTIP and CETA. In order to help you find your way through all these informations we have assembled a list of some of the most important sources, which are definitely worth having a look at!