Author: Iana Dreyer

FTAs: European Parliament trade committee chief tables sanctionable labour provisions
Social & human rights

FTAs: European Parliament trade committee chief tables sanctionable labour provisions

Bernd Lange, the social-democratic German MEP who chairs the trade committee of the European Parliament, has tabled concrete legal proposals for the inclusion of sanctions mechanisms for breaches to labour rules in EU free trade agreements. The Commission is still hesitant.   The proposals were drawn up with the help of the German …

CETA

Spanish socialists in CETA U-turn

PSOE chief Pedro Sanchez announced his party would not ‘support CETA’, marking a notable u-turn.   Spanish socialists, the main opposition party, have so far proven to be in favour of ratifying the EU Canada trade agreement, but internal divisions over the stance have come to the open. The party …