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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’ …

Sued for existing – ancient Romanian town on the frontline of the battle against ISDS

Today, the 6th of February 2019, the Romanian town of Roşia Montană celebrates its 1888th year of existence. Its Latin name, Alburnus Maior, was mentioned for the first time in a wooden-wax tablet dated from 6th February 131 AD. Over the past 20 years, residents have fought against a proposed multi-billion dollar mining project, which …

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 …

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 …