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Anti TTIP ‘Campact’ pressure group under scrutiny over tax advantages

Political pressure is mounting on Campact, the German campaign group known for organising anti TTIP rallies and campaigns, the German newspaper FAZ reports.   The group is behind the October 2015 anti TTIP rally that gathered 200000 demonstrators in Berlin and coordinated a 3 million-signature European petition against TTIP. The …

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Germany’s centre-left party chief and economics minister Sigmar Gabriel sees party support dented over TTIP, CETA

The annual three-day party convention of the SPD, Chancellor Merkel’s junior coalition partner in government, turned out to be bruising for Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s current Vice Chancellor and economics minister.   Part of the left-wing fraction of the party criticised Gabriel for supporting TTIP and CETA, and for toeing the …

After Malmström in Berlin – German government not likely to oppose ISDS in CETA and TTIP
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After Malmström in Berlin – German government not likely to oppose ISDS in CETA and TTIP

After European trade commissioner Malmström’s visit to Berlin on Monday, the likelihood that the Canada-EU trade deal (CETA) finalised last September will be derailed because of German opposition to its investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses appears extremely low. So are the odds that Germany will oppose ISDS in the ongoing transatlantic trade and investment partnership …