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MEPs messed up on the dodgy Singapore ISDS deal – but the real fight begins here

  So, the great European Parliament defeat of ISDS wasn’t to be. Last Wednesday, a day before Valentines Day, MEPs dutifully lined up to express their love for a deal that could turn into an unhealthy relationship – for both sides. MEPs voted 436 to 203 in favour of the EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA). …

Campaigners across EU slam MEPs vote to approve ‘corporate stitch up’ Singapore deal

Campaigners from across Europe have expressed disappointment that the European Parliament passed the EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA) today in a 436-203 vote. The agreement was controversial as it envisages reviving a form of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) – a parallel system of tribunals that activists say allow multinationals to bully governments into abandoning beneficial …

MEPs take note: EU-Singapore deal could hinder fight against fraud and corruption.

On Wednesday, MEPs vote on the EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA). There are a number of reasons to reject this agreement, but the most controversial thing about it is that it allows corporations to sue states using an obscure system called Investor-State-Dispute-Settlement (ISDS). ISDS – in all its forms, including a proposed ‘Multilateral Investment Court’ …

In one week MEPs could kill ISDS forever…but will they?

On 12 February the European Parliament will vote on the EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA). Not heard of it? You’re not alone. Pro-ISDS forces in the Commission and Parliament are hoping that no one will notice that this seemingly obscure agreement actually holds the key to the revival of the dying system of investor-state dispute …

What a week – ¼ MILLION Europeans hit back against corporate power

  Europe says enough! In the space of just one week, a quarter of a million Europeans have united to deliver a clear message to the European Commission and national governments. Their efforts to revitalise the discredited ISDS system of corporate courts will not be allowed to pass. Their opposition to a meaningful system of …