The decision of the Commission to propose CETA as a ‘mixed’ agreement – meaning that it requires ratification by all national parliaments – generated mixed feelings. On the one hand civil society could breathe a small but important sigh of relief after a long and hard-fought battle and on the other, free-trade fundamentalists criticised the Commission’s proposal as ‘political’.
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!