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== Leaks ==
 
== Leaks ==
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(there have been more leaks, please add them if you have the time)
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* [http://www.epsu.org/a/10558 Leaked documents TTIP reveal substantial EU commitments, public services not excluded] - 13 June 2014 - European Federation of Public Service Unions
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* [http://laquadrature.net/files/TAFTA_20130920_energy%20chapter.pdf Leaked version of TAFTA Energy chapter] dated of 20 September 2013 - [http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2014/05/green-groups-leaked-energy-text-exposes-trade-european-union-endangers-action Analysis] by Sierra Club and PowerShift (Germany) – 19 May 2014
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* [http://keionline.org/node/1984 Leaked EU analysis of TTIP IPR negotiations] - 28 March 2014
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* [http://laquadrature.net/files/TAFTA_leak_ZEIT_20140227.pdf Leaked version of TAFTA] by [http://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2014-02/freihandelsabkommen-eu-sonderrechte-konzerne Zeit Online] dated of July 2013 ([http://www.contrelacour.fr/projet-traite-transatlantique-ttip-fr/ traduction fr]) (02/07/2013)
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* [http://corporateeurope.org/trade/2013/11/leaked-european-commission-pr-strategy-communicating-ttip Leaked European Commission PR strategy: "Communicating on TTIP"] ([http://www.contrelacour.fr/ceo-communiquer-commission-marche-transatlantique-ttip/ traduction fr])
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* [https://www.laquadrature.net/files/TAFTA%20_%20Mandate%20_%2020130617.pdf TAFTA negotiation mandate]
 
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/files/TAFTA%20_%20Mandate%20_%2020130617.pdf TAFTA negotiation mandate]
 
The directives for the negotiation on TAFTA, as adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) on 14 June 2013.
 
The directives for the negotiation on TAFTA, as adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) on 14 June 2013.
  
 
*[https://www.laquadrature.net/files/TAFTA%20-%20The%20Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology%20%28ICT%29%20sector.pdf Working paper on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector]
 
*[https://www.laquadrature.net/files/TAFTA%20-%20The%20Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology%20%28ICT%29%20sector.pdf Working paper on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector]
Leaked document from the EU negotiators related to Internet
 
  
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== Documents published by institutions ==
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* EU Commssion - [http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/ttip/ TAFTA website]
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* European Commission - [http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2014/march/tradoc_152276.pdf Towards an EU - US trade deal. Making trade work for you. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): We're listening and engaging]
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* European Commission - [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+COMPARL+JURI-OJ-20140210-1+01+DOC+XML+V0//EN Hearing] in JURI Committee of the European Parliament on the “Regulatory coherence and the implementation of EU law” in the context of TAFTA (video?) - 11 February 2014
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* [http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2012/august/tradoc_149866.pdf 'CETA' The EU's free trade agreement with Canada and its intellectual property rights provisions] (August 2012)
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* [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20140210IPR35501/html/NSA-snooping-MEPs-table-proposals-to-protect-EU-citizens%27-privacy/ NSA snooping: MEPs table proposals to protect EU citizens' privacy] - 12.2.2014
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* http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I084931/
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* [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140225/debtext/140225-0002.htm#14022578000001/ UK Parliamentary proceedings on TTIP/TAFTA (search for TTIP in website to find reference)] (25.2.2014)
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* [http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1033 EU-US trade talks – fourth round to start in Brussels on Monday 10 March]
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* United States Trade Represetative - [http://www.ustr.gov/ttip/ Website on TTIP/TAFTA]
  
== Documents published by institutions ==
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* European Commission - [http://laquadrature.net/files/EU%20Commission%20-%20TAFTA%20-%20The%20Facts.pdf EU Commission - TAFTA - The Facts.pdf EU-US Trade Agreement – The Facts] - 27 February 2014
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*Speech of Karel De Gutch: [http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-149_en.htm Making the most of Europe – the EU's common commercial policy as a driver for growth] - 21/02/2014
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*Press Release: [http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-164_en.htm EU trade chief following EU-US trade deal stock taking: good progress, time to go the extra mile] ([http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-164_fr.htm fr]) - 18 February 2014
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*[http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1020 Announcement] of the 4th round of negotiations - 28 January 2014
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*[http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1015 Announcement] of the start of a public consultation on investor-state dispute settlement planned for March 2014 - 21 January 2014
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*Nicole Bricq's (French Minister for Foreign Trade) [http://www.latribune.fr/actualites/economie/international/20140130trib000812791/partenariat-transatlantique-enfin-les-difficultes-commencent-nicole-bricq.html interveiw] [fr] about TAFTA
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*[http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=988 Press release] of the EU Commission conluding the 2nd round of TAFTA - 15 November 2013
 
*[http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/File:European_Commission_-_The_Economic_Analysis_of_TAFTA.pdf The Econonic Analysis of the TAFTA explained] by the EU Commission - September 2013  
 
*[http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/File:European_Commission_-_The_Economic_Analysis_of_TAFTA.pdf The Econonic Analysis of the TAFTA explained] by the EU Commission - September 2013  
 
*[http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/html/151656.htm Minutes] of Civil Society Dialogue meeting - 22 July 2013
 
*[http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/html/151656.htm Minutes] of Civil Society Dialogue meeting - 22 July 2013
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*[http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_PRES-13-250_en.htm Press release] of the Council of the EU, announcing the approbation of ''a mandate for the negotiation of a comprehensive trade and investment agreement with the United States'' - 14 June 2013
 
*[http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_PRES-13-250_en.htm Press release] of the Council of the EU, announcing the approbation of ''a mandate for the negotiation of a comprehensive trade and investment agreement with the United States'' - 14 June 2013
 
*[http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P7-TA-2013-0227+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN European Parliament resolution on TAFTA], adopted in reaction to the massive spying by the USA - 23 May 2013
 
*[http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P7-TA-2013-0227+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN European Parliament resolution on TAFTA], adopted in reaction to the massive spying by the USA - 23 May 2013
* [http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2013/march/tradoc_150759.pdf Impact Assessment Report] on the future of EU-US trade relations - Accompanying the document "Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations" - 12 March 2013
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*[http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/File:TAFTA_-_US_Gov_Notification_Letter.pdf US Gov Notification Letter] - 20 March 2013
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*[http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2013/march/tradoc_150759.pdf Impact Assessment Report] on the future of EU-US trade relations - Accompanying the document "Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations" - 12 March 2013
 
*[http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/html/150519.htm Recommendations] of the High Level Working Group, led by US Trade Representative Ron Kirk and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, emphasizing the need for a transatlantic trade agreement - 11 February 2013
 
*[http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/html/150519.htm Recommendations] of the High Level Working Group, led by US Trade Representative Ron Kirk and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, emphasizing the need for a transatlantic trade agreement - 11 February 2013
 
*[http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2011:051:0020:0028:EN:PDF Opinion] of the European Economic and Social Committee on ‘Transatlantic relations and the international promotion of the European social model’ - 17 February 2011
 
*[http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2011:051:0020:0028:EN:PDF Opinion] of the European Economic and Social Committee on ‘Transatlantic relations and the international promotion of the European social model’ - 17 February 2011
* [http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2009:228:0032:0039:EN:PDF Opinion] of the European Economic and Social Committee on Transatlantic Relations: ‘How to improve the participation of civil society’ - 25 March 2009
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*[http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2009:228:0032:0039:EN:PDF Opinion] of the European Economic and Social Committee on Transatlantic Relations: ‘How to improve the participation of civil society’ - 25 March 2009
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* European Voice - [http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/ttip/ TTIP round ends with mixed messages]
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=== Initial EU Position Papers ===
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* [http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=943 Source of documents]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/File:TAFTA_-_Trade_Cross-cutting_disciplines_and_Institutional_provisions.pdf Trade Cross-cutting disciplines and Institutional provisions]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/File:TAFTA_-_Public_Procurement.pdf Public Procurement]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/File:TAFTA_-_Raw_materials_and_energy.pdf Raw materials and energy]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/File:TAFTA_-_Sanitary_and_phytosanitary_issues.pdf Sanitary and phytosanitary issues]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/File:TAFTA_-_Trade_and_sustainable_development.pdf Trade and sustainable development]
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/File:TAFTA_-_Technical_barriers_to_trade.pdf Technical barriers to trade]
  
 
== Reports ==
 
== Reports ==
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* [http://www.cnnumerique.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Version-web-ANGLAIS-07.051.pdf Opinion of the French Digital Council] on TAFTA - [http://www.cnnumerique.fr/ttip/ Rapport du Conseil National du Numérique] (7 mai 2014)
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Summary of recommendations:
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1) European Union values are vital levers for building a negotiating strategy on the digital chapter;
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2) Europe’s digital market structure must be based on lasting safeguards: the right to regulate, the ability to regulate in the future, and respect for the European Union’s sovereignty and freedom of competition are among their number. They must be used in negotiating the digital chapter of the proposed partnership;
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3) The European Union is in a position to add to the opening-up and extension of its digital market by developing trade relations with new partners such as countries in Asia and Africa;
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4) With a market of 500 million consumers, mobilisation of both public and private stakeholders is a priority: putting together a digital strategy and strengthening alliances between Member States are both positive levers for successful trade negotiation.
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/File:ENVI_report_on_legal_implications_of_tafta_for_the_acquis_communautaire.pdf Report on legal implications of tafta for the acquis communautaire] - Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament - October 2013
 
* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/File:ENVI_report_on_legal_implications_of_tafta_for_the_acquis_communautaire.pdf Report on legal implications of tafta for the acquis communautaire] - Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament - October 2013
 
This study discusses the potential impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement on the EU acquis in the areas of the environment and food safety. It recommends, in particular, that the European Parliament pay very close attention to the precise wording of provisions regarding the environment, food safety, and investment set out in the final text to ensure that both parties are able to maintain the environmental and consumer protection standards they deem appropriate, as provided for in the European Commission’s negotiating mandate.
 
This study discusses the potential impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement on the EU acquis in the areas of the environment and food safety. It recommends, in particular, that the European Parliament pay very close attention to the precise wording of provisions regarding the environment, food safety, and investment set out in the final text to ensure that both parties are able to maintain the environmental and consumer protection standards they deem appropriate, as provided for in the European Commission’s negotiating mandate.
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The proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partners hip (TTIP/TAFTA), and its socio-economic & environmental consequences
 
The proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partners hip (TTIP/TAFTA), and its socio-economic & environmental consequences
  
== Analysis ==
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* [http://corporateeurope.org/trade/2013/10/updated-transatlantic-corporate-bill-rights-investor-privileges-eu-us-trade-deal A transatlantic corporate bill of rights - investor privileges in EU-US trade deal threaten public interest] - October 2013 (version [http://corporateeurope.org/fr/trade/2013/11/une-d-claration-transatlantique-des-droits-des-entreprises FR])
* FFII e.V. working group on ACTA - [http://acta.ffii.org/?p=1963 Negotiators determined to transfer sovereignty to companies] - 17 November 2013
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The EU negotiating mandate for a far-reaching free trade agreement with the US reveals the European Commission’s plans to enshrine more powers for corporations in the deal. The proposal follows a persistent campaign by industry lobby groups and law firms to empower large companies to challenge regulations both at home and abroad if they affect their profits. As a result, EU member states could soon find domestic laws to protect the public interest challenged in secretive, offshore tribunals where national laws have no weight and politicians no powers to intervene. Read the updated version of our initial analysis from June this year.
* EDRI - [http://lobbycharter.eu/ The Lobbyists' Charter] - 9 October 2013
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/File:Tradoc_151344.pdf Meeting on intellectual property provisions in forthcoming US and Japan negotiations] - May 2013
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DG Trade (PVM) presented the steps taken so far and the future ones in view of the discussion
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with the US on the IPR chapter.
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== News articles and analysis by topic ==
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=== General ===
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Check out [https://wiki.laquadrature.net/TAFTA_documents#Updates_by_Glyn_Moody articles by Glyn Moody]
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*  Pierre Defraigne (previously Director General in the Commission, DG Trade) [http://ttip2014.eu/files/content/docs/28-nov-2013%20defraigne-choosing%20between%20ttip%20and%20europe.pdf Choosing between TTIP and Europe] - EN - November 2013
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* Collectif Stop TAFTA - [https://www.laquadrature.net/files/tract_TAFTA-4-pages.pdf Tract 4 pages]
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* Mediapart - [http://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/270314/traite-de-libre-echange-le-debat-nicole-bricq-yannick-jadot Traité de libre-échange: le débat Nicole Bricq / Yannick Jadot] - 27/03/14
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* Fondation Copernic [FR] - [http://www.fondation-copernic.org/spip.php?article1029 Le grand marché transatlantique contre les peuples] - 13/12/13
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* EU Observer [http://euobserver.com/news/122495/ EU-US trade talks could become 'another Acta'] - 18/12/13
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* IP Watch - [http://www.ip-watch.org/2013/12/16/ttip-leak-illustrates-depth-of-enhanced-regulatory-cooperation-as-ngos-sound-off/ TTIP Leak Illustrates Depth Of “Enhanced Regulatory Cooperation” As NGOs Sound Off] - 16/12/13
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* EFF - [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/eff-tafta-the-us-eus-trojan-trade-agreement-talks-and-leaks-begin TAFTA, the US-EU's Trojan Trade Agreement: Talks (and Leaks) Begin] - 08/07/13
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===Copyright===
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* Knowledge Ecology International - [http://keionline.org/node/1984 Leaked EU analysis of TTIP IPR negotiations ] - 28 March 2014
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* IP-Watch [http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/03/28/alleged-leaked-sheds-light-on-ttip-negotiations-on-ip/ Alleged Leaked EU Analysis Sheds Light On TTIP Negotiations On IP] - 28 March 2014
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* Dr Monica Horten [http://www.iptegrity.com/index.php/acta/ip-in-trade/931-a-ttip-christmas-wish TTIP Christmas Wish] - 24 December 2013
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* [http://www.contrelacour.fr/propriete-intellectuelle-ttip-commission-outrepasse-mandat/ Propriété intellectuelle : la Commission outrepasse son mandat en négociant avec les industriels américains] - 20 décembre 2013
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* Tech Dirt - [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/techdirt-not-learning-from-acta-ipr-protection-and-enforcement-seen-as-less-difficult-issue-for-taft Not Learning From ACTA: IPR Protection And Enforcement Seen As 'Less Difficult Issue' For TAFTA/TTIP] - 24 April 2013
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* [http://www.bilaterals.org/?investment-agreements-a-new-threat&lang=en Investment agreements: A new threat to health and TRIPS flexibilities?] - 27 June 2013
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See also
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* [https://wiki.laquadrature.net/CETA CETA]'s leaked [https://www.piratenpartei.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/CETA-consolidated-texts-December2013_IPR_v4.pdf Intellectual Property chapter] ( /!\ PDF)
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* Acta Blog - FFII- [http://acta.ffii.org/?p=2034 Tentative remarks on leaked CETA IP chapter] - February 28, 2014
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===Data Protection===
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* Ralf Bendrath - [http://www.ttip2014.eu/blog-detail/blog/data%20protection%20TTIP%20TiSA.html TTIP and TiSA: big pressure to trade away privacy] - Analysis for Statewatch - 17 September 2014
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* Green group EP - [http://www.greens-efa.eu/transatlantic-data-flows-and-the-trade-and-investment-partnership-ttip-11815.html Transatlantic Data Flows and the Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Ensuring compatibility with European Data Protection standards] -  Public Conference - 5 March 2014
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* Heinrich Böll Stiftung - Albrecht - [http://www.boell.de/de/2014/05/07/datenschutz-ist-nicht-verhandelbar Datenschutz ist nicht verhandelbar (Data protection is not negociable] -  21 May 2014 - DE
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* Wall Street Journal - [http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/SB10001424052702304361604579291041878017398-lMyQjAxMTA0MDAwODEwNDgyWj/ Online Privacy Could Spark U.S.-EU Trade Rift] - 08 January 14
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* Privacy International - [https://www.privacyinternational.org/blog/privacy-is-not-a-commodity-to-be-traded Privacy is not a commodity to be traded] - 21 June 2013
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* Civil Society Declaration - “[https://www.laquadrature.net/en/no-copyright-in-eu-us-trade-agreement IP out of TAFTA]” - 15 March 2013
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=== Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) ===
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(see also this page : https://wiki.laquadrature.net/ISDS_Consultation and the list of [https://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/TAFTA_documents#Updates_by_Glyn_Moody Glynn Moody] articles below)
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* Corporate Europe - [http://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2014/04/still-not-loving-isds-10-reasons-oppose-investors-super-rights-eu-trade Still not loving ISDS: 10 reasons to oppose investors’ super-rights in EU trade deals] - 16 April 2014
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* European Commission's [http://trade.ec.europa.eu/consultations/index.cfm?consul_id=179 Consultation] on ISDS (closes 6 July 2014)
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* ViEUws (video)- [http://www.vieuws.eu/foreign-affairs/ttip-eu-us-consumers-want-isds-out-argues-transatlantic-consumer-dialogue/ TTIP: EU & US consumers want ISDS out, argues Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue] - 6 March 2014
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* [http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/publications/foee_ttip-isds-fracking-060314.pdf No fracking way: how the EU - US trade agreement risks expanding fracking]
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* Jan Kleinheisterkamp, London School of Economics - Law Department - [http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2410188 Is there a Need for Investor-State Arbitration in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?] - 14 February 2014
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* International Institute for Sustainable Development [http://www.iisd.org/pdf/2014/reponse_eu_ceta.pdf A Response to the European Commission’s December 2013 Document "Investment Provisions in the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement (CETA)"]. February 2014.
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/en/30c3-investor-to-state-dispute-settlement-a-threat-to-democracy Lightning conference] that Ante (FFII ACTA blog) gave at the 30C3, the 30th Chaos communication conference of the German CCC in Hamburg. [https://events.ccc.de/congress/2013/wiki/Projects:ISDS Talk on ISDS delivered at 30C3] - 28 December 2013
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* FFII - [http://acta.ffii.org/?p=1995 EU faces double whammy with investor-to-state dispute settlement] - 12 December 2013
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* Corporate Europe [EN] [http://corporateeurope.org/pressreleases/2013/12/leaked-proposal-eu-us-trade-deal-increases-business-power-decision-making/]
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===Transparency, Obfuscation and Lobbying===
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In general, checking out the website of Corporate Europe Observatory is probably the best way to start. Here is a list of articles they published, but it is by no means exhaustive.
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* KEI - [http://keionline.org/node/2033 EU's TTIP Anti-Transparency Rules laid out in DG-Trade letter to USTR] - 1. July 2014
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* Corporate Europe Observatory - [http://corporateeurope.org/trade/2014/02/what-are-you-hiding-opacity-eu-us-trade-talks/ What are you hiding? The opacity of the EU-US trade talks] - 17 February 2014
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* Notat - [http://notat.dk/elected-politicians-excluded-from-eu-us-negotiations/ Elected politicians excluded from EU-US negotiations] - 19 December 2013
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* Karel de Gucht in The Guardian - [http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/18/wrong-george-monbiot-nothing-secret-eu-trade-deal/ You're wrong, George Monbiot – there is nothing secret about this EU trade deal] - 18 December 2013
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*  Corporate Europe Observatory - [http://corporateeurope.org/lobbycracy/2013/12/time-commissioner-ef-ovi-get-tough-secretive-lobbying-lawyers/ European Commissioner Šefčovič concerned about the growing presence of US law firms in Brussels expanding their lobbying presence as a result of the EU-US trade negotiations] - 9 December 2013
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*  FFII - [http://acta.ffii.org/?p=1972/ FFII website. European Parliament International Trade committee Chairman Vital Moreira "European Parliament waives the right to be informed"] - 5 December 2013
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* Arrêt sur images - [http://www.arretsurimages.net/emissions/2013-11-15/Accords-transatlantiques-Ce-secret-est-anormal-id6292 Accords transatlantiques : "Ce secret est anormal"] - 15 novembre 2013
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*  New York Times [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/world/europe/lobbying-bonanza-as-firms-try-to-influence-european-union.html Lobbying Bonanza as Firms Try to Influence European Union] - 18 Octoeber 2013
 
* New York Times - [http://www.laquadrature.net/en/nytimes-european-officials-consulted-business-leaders-on-trade-pact European Officials Consulted Business Leaders on Trade Pact] - 8 October 2013
 
* New York Times - [http://www.laquadrature.net/en/nytimes-european-officials-consulted-business-leaders-on-trade-pact European Officials Consulted Business Leaders on Trade Pact] - 8 October 2013
 
* Tech Dirt - [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/techdirt-uk-government-study-tries-to-gloss-over-taftattips-problems-with-impossibly-precise-figures UK Government Study Tries To Gloss Over TAFTA/TTIP's Problems With Impossibly Precise Figures] - 26 September 2013
 
* Tech Dirt - [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/techdirt-uk-government-study-tries-to-gloss-over-taftattips-problems-with-impossibly-precise-figures UK Government Study Tries To Gloss Over TAFTA/TTIP's Problems With Impossibly Precise Figures] - 26 September 2013
* Corporate Europe - [http://www.laquadrature.net/en/corporateeurope-busting-the-myths-of-transparency-around-the-eu-us-trade-deal Busting the myths of transparency around the EU-US trade dea] - 25 September 2013
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* Corporate Europe Observatory - [http://www.laquadrature.net/en/corporateeurope-busting-the-myths-of-transparency-around-the-eu-us-trade-deal Busting the myths of transparency around the EU-US trade dea] ([http://corporateeurope.org/fr/trade/2014/01/pour-en-finir-avec-les-mythes-de-transparence-autour-des-n-gociations-commerciales-ue fr])- 25 September 2013
* Corporate Europe - [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/corporateeurope-european-commission-preparing-for-eu-us-trade-talks-119-meetings-with-industry-lobby European Commission preparing for EU-US trade talks: 119 meetings with industry lobbyists] - 4 September 2013
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* Corporate Europe Observatory - [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/corporateeurope-european-commission-preparing-for-eu-us-trade-talks-119-meetings-with-industry-lobby European Commission preparing for EU-US trade talks: 119 meetings with industry lobbyists] - 4 September 2013
* Corporate Europe - [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/corporateeurope-unravelling-the-spin-a-guide-to-corporate-rights-in-the-eu-us-trade-deal Unravelling the spin: a guide to corporate rights in the EU-US trade deal] - 9 July 2013
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* Corporate Europe Observatory - [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/corporateeurope-unravelling-the-spin-a-guide-to-corporate-rights-in-the-eu-us-trade-deal Unravelling the spin: a guide to corporate rights in the EU-US trade deal] - 9 July 2013
* EFF - [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/eff-tafta-the-us-eus-trojan-trade-agreement-talks-and-leaks-begin TAFTA, the US-EU's Trojan Trade Agreement: Talks (and Leaks) Begin] - 8 July 2013
+
* Corporate Europe Observatory [FR] - [http://corporateeurope.org/fr/trade/2014/01/pour-en-finir-avec-les-mythes-de-transparence-autour-des-n-gociations-commerciales-ue Pour en finir avec les mystes de transparence autour des negotiations -
* Privacy International - [https://www.privacyinternational.org/blog/privacy-is-not-a-commodity-to-be-traded Privacy is not a commodity to be traded] - 21 June 2013
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* Tech Dirt - [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/techdirt-not-learning-from-acta-ipr-protection-and-enforcement-seen-as-less-difficult-issue-for-taft Not Learning From ACTA: IPR Protection And Enforcement Seen As 'Less Difficult Issue' For TAFTA/TTIP] - 24 April 2013
+
===Agriculture & Environment===
* Civil Society Declaration - [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/no-copyright-in-eu-us-trade-agreement IP out of TAFTA]- 15 March 2013
+
* Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) [http://www.iatp.org/documents/leaked-document-reveals-us-eu-trade-agreement-threatens-public-health-food-safety Leaked document reveals US-EU trade agreement threatens public health, food safety] - 23 July 2014 - On the (non)enforcement of food safety regulations
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* Friends of the Earth Europe [http://www.foeeurope.org/dirty_deals_170714 Dirty deals] - 17 July 2014 - How corporate lobby groups are using trade threats, and particularly TTIP as a vehicle to attack, weaken and delay important environmental regulation still in the making.
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* FR: Jacques Berthelot [http://agriculture.eelv.fr/folie-furieuse-dintegrer-lagriculture-dans-laccord-de-libre-echange-transatlantique/ La Folie d’intégrer l’agriculture dans l’accord de libre-échange transatlantique] - June 2014 - Impact assessment product by product
 +
* [http://www.tni.org/multimedia/untangling-trade-talks  What are the likely consequences of an EU-US trade deal for our environment?] - 17 April 2014
 +
* [http://www.vieuws.eu/food-agriculture/dont-sacrifice-eu-environmental-standards-to-get-trade-deal-with-us-warns-greenpeace-policy-director/ Don’t sacrifice EU environmental standards to get trade deal with US, warns Greenpeace policy director] - 9 April 2014
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* [http://www.vieuws.eu/foreign-affairs/ttip-us-calls-for-ambitious-agricultural-talks-underlines-darci-vetter-us-department-of-agriculture/ US calls for ambitious agricultural talks, underlines Darci Vetter – US Department of Agriculture] - 8 April 2014
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* The Guardian [http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/14/free-trade-deal-eu-us-environment-ngos-sustainability What does the biggest free trade deal in history mean for the environment?] - 14 March 2014
 +
* Fracking: Corporate Europe [http://corporateeurope.org/climate-and-energy/2014/03/no-fracking-way-how-eu-us-trade-agreement-risks-expanding-fracking/ No Fracking Way]
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 +
===Other===
 +
* Euractiv [http://www.euractiv.com/sections/infosociety/eu-and-us-mulls-digital-economy-chapter-ttip-303583?utm_source=EurActiv+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2d8e198f4f-newsletter_weekly_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-2d8e198f4f-245699597 EU and US mull digital economy chapter in TTIP] - July 2014
 +
* Financial: Corporate Observatory Europe - [http://france.attac.org/actus-et-medias/le-flux/article/accord-ue-us-menaces-sur-la Accord UE-US : menaces sur la réglementation financière] - 14 February 2014
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* Education: EurActiv [http://www.euractiv.com/trade/ttip-threatens-european-educatio-news-534162 TTIP 'threatens' European education quality, teachers say] - 17 March 2014
  
  
== Others ==
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* [https://www.laquadrature.net/fr/wdr-interview-mit-eu-handelskommissar-karel-de-gucht-in-der-langfassung Interview] of Karel De Gutch about TAFTA
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/TAFTA_negotiators Partial list of TAFTA negotiators] (help us to complete it!)
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* [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/File:TTIP-TAFTA_CROSSBORDER_LETTER_%2811-11-13%29.pdf TAFTA Crossborder Letter] signed by nearly 100 organizations from the U.S. and the EU
 
* [https://mediakit.laquadrature.net/view.php?full=1&id=1208 Audio recording] of the stakeholders meeting after the 2nd round
 
* [https://mediakit.laquadrature.net/view.php?full=1&id=1208 Audio recording] of the stakeholders meeting after the 2nd round
*EU Commssion's [http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/ttip/ TAFTA website]
+
 
*[http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=943 Working document] published by the EU
+
== Other sources of information==
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* Alliance D19 (Belge) http://www.d19-20.be/fr/  
 +
** http://www.d19-20.be/fr/documentatie/*
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** Video of their demonstration in Brussels: [http://www.rtbf.be/info/regions/detail_manifestation-du-d19-20-debut-des-blocages-aux-carrefours-de-bruxelles?id=8160960/ Debut des blocages aux carrefours]  
 +
* [https://www.collectifstoptafta.org/ Collectif Stop Tafta]
 +
 
 +
===Marietje Schaake===
 +
Schaake is a Member of the European Parliament.
 +
* http://www.marietjeschaake.eu/2013/11/17630/*
 +
* http://www.marietjeschaake.eu/2013/11/ttip-faq-negotiation-phase-updates-news-docs/*
 +
* http://www.marietjeschaake.eu/2013/10/parliamentary-question-to-commissioner-de-gucht-on-acta-provisions-in-eu-singapore-fta-text/*
 
*[http://www.marietjeschaake.eu/2013/11/17630/ TTIP FAQ of Marietje Schaake]
 
*[http://www.marietjeschaake.eu/2013/11/17630/ TTIP FAQ of Marietje Schaake]
  
[[Category: TAFTA]]
+
===Michael Geist===
 +
* [http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/7044/125/ European Report Says Canadian Privacy Law Should Be Re-Examined Due to Surveillance Activities] (9.1.2014)
 +
* [EN] [http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6976/125/ EU Assures that CETA Does Not Contain ACTA Copyright Rules] (21.10.2013)
 +
 
 +
*  [DE] [http://www.ttip-unfairhandelbar.de/start/wer-wir-sind/ Website of German coalition against TAFTA]*
 +
 
 +
===unclassified articles (need to be classed)===
 +
 
 +
* http://www.vieuws.eu/eutradeinsights/exclusive-ttip-de-gucht-froman-stocktaking-meeting-on-17-18-february/*
 +
* http://www.vieuws.eu/eutradeinsights/barroso-summons-11-commissioners-for-ttip-stocktaking-meeting/*
 +
* http://www.vieuws.eu/financial-competition/financial-services-should-be-included-in-ttip-negotiations-argues-european-commission/*
 +
 
 +
* http://bfogp.org/publications/the-transatlantic-colossus/*
 +
* http://www.eng.notre-europe.eu/011-17621-The-TTIP-negociations-A-Pirandello-play.html/*
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* http://www.contrelacour.fr/negociation-transatlantique-ttip-arbitrage-diversion/*
 +
* http://corporateeurope.org/trade/2014/01/critics-score-against-extreme-corporate-rights-ttip-must-not-be-fooled-commission/*
 +
* http://blogs.mediapart.fr/blog/kiergaard/280114/partenariat-transatlantique-analyse-du-groupe-dexperts-qui-conseille-la-commission/*
 +
* http://futurechallenges.org/local/news/a-broader-debate-on-ttip-is-needed/*
 +
* http://www.euractiv.fr/commerce/un-groupe-consultatif-dexperts-s-news-533078/*
 +
 
 +
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljneHxc1rgc&list=UUhfqpvenrT0uqRMPcSNILEw&feature=c4-overview/*
 +
 
 +
* http://www.contrelacour.fr/janvier-2014-marche-transatlantique/*
 +
 
 +
* https://stoptafta.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/libre-echange-ueusa-des-experts-nommes-par-la-commission-europeenne-2/*
 +
 
 +
* http://corporateeurope.org/trade/2013/12/regulation-none-our-business/*
 +
 
 +
* http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1019/
 +
* http://www.medelu.org/Alerte-Partenariat-transatlantique/
 +
* https://www.wdm.org.uk/food-and-hunger/eu-us-trade-deal-written-banks-banks/
 +
 
 +
* American Chamber of Commerce: http://www.amchameu.eu/TTIP/tabid/400/Default.aspx/
 +
 
 +
* http://www.bilaterals.org/?-TTIP-&lang=en/
 +
* http://www.bilaterals.org/?sign-the-petition-to-candidates&lang=en/
 +
 
 +
* http://www.esu2014.org/
 +
 
 +
===FFII===
 +
* [EN] [http://acta.ffii.org/?p=2023/ IP and privacy in TTIP / TAFTA] (25.2.2014)
 +
* http://acta.ffii.org/?p=2013/
 +
* http://acta.ffii.org/?p=2019/
 +
* http://acta.ffii.org/?p=2034/
 +
* http://acta.ffii.org/?p=2050/
 +
 
 +
* https://stoptafta.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/besancon-se-declare-contre-le-traite-transatlantique/
 +
 
 +
===Attac (France)===
 +
There are many relevant articles on ATTAC's website (in French), here is a selection:
 +
*[http://france.attac.org/se-mobiliser/le-grand-marche-transatlantique/ Le grand marche transatlantique]
 +
*http://france.attac.org/se-mobiliser/le-grand-marche-transatlantique/article/pour-en-finir-avec-les-mythes-de/
 +
*http://france.attac.org/actus-et-medias/les-videos/article/partenariat-transatlantique-le/
 +
*http://france.attac.org/actus-et-medias/le-flux/article/comment-le-traite-transatlantique/
 +
*http://france.attac.org/actus-et-medias/le-flux/article/traite-transatlantique-non-aux/
 +
*http://france.attac.org/agenda/evenement/attac-nimes-reunion-en-vue-de-creer-un-collectif-anti-gmttafta/
 +
*http://france.attac.org/agenda/evenement/attac-paris-12-conference-debat-le-grand-marche-transatlantique/
 +
*http://france.attac.org/nos-publications/brochures/articles/guide-de-navigation-pour-affronter-le-grand-marche-transatlantique/
 +
*http://france.attac.org/actus-et-medias/salle-de-presse/articles/le-grand-marche-transatlantique-ne-se-fera-pas/
 +
*http://france.attac.org/actus-et-medias/les-videos/article/conference-de-susan-george-sur-le/
 +
*http://france.attac.org/nos-publications/article/non-a-la-fracturation-hydraulique/
 +
*http://france.attac.org/actus-et-medias/salle-de-presse/article/accord-ue-etats-unis-plan-b-des/
 +
*[http://france.attac.org/actus-et-medias/salle-de-presse/article/les-regions-ile-de-france-et-paca Les régions Île-de-France et PACA demandent l’arrêt des négociations du grand marché transatlantique] - 3 mars 2014
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* [http://france.attac.org/actus-et-medias/salle-de-presse/article/negociations-transatlantiques-la Lettre ouverte] envoyée par ATTAC à Nicole Bricq - 27 février 2014
 +
* [http://france.attac.org/se-mobiliser/le-grand-marche-transatlantique/article/transparence-des-negociations-du Lettre ouverte à Nicole Bricq : faites la transparence sur les négociations du Partenariat transatlantique !] - 13 février 2014
 +
 
 +
=== Stop Tafta Coalition (France)===
 +
* [https://www.collectifstoptafta.org/ Main website of Stop TAFTA in French]
 +
This website contains many articles and videos on TAFTA, especially in French.
 +
 
 +
== Prolific news sources==
 +
===Mediapart===
 +
*[http://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/dossier/libre-echange-laccord-transatlantique-en-chantier Dossier on TTIP/TAFTA de Mediapart]
 +
 
 +
===Scoop===
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014254010/2014/01/15/les-18-organismes-subventionnes-pour-promouvoir-le-marche-transatlantique-aux-etats-unis/
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014246813/2014/01/15/compte-rendu-de-la-fondation-bertelsmann-sur-le-troisieme-cycle-de-negociation/
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014233012/2014/01/15/accord-ue-usa-ne-croyez-pas-les-promesses-de-prosperite/
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014228478/2014/01/15/la-fondation-bertelsmann-subventionnee-par-l-ue-pour-promouvoir-le-ttip-outre-atlantique/
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014228318/2014/01/15/le-premier-ministre-espagnol-promet-que-l-accord-transatlantique-sera-finalise-en-2015/
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014226692/2014/01/15/la-dialogue-de-la-commission-avec-la-societe-civile/
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014226680/2014/01/15/les-investissements-ont-ils-besoin-de-protection/
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014151025/2014/01/14/si-l-allemagne-obtient-un-traitement-special-par-la-nsa-cela-va-creer-des-desirs-dans-les-autres-etats/
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014151013/2014/01/14/quand-les-investisseurs-etrangers-poursuivent-les-etats/
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* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014148048/2014/01/14/recette-pour-la-ruine-le-marche-transatlantique-conference-des-amis-du-monde-diplomatique-anglais/
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014359579/2014/01/17/fuite-du-chapitre-environnement-les-democrates-americains-sont-inquiets/*
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014360653/2014/01/17/malgre-l-espionnage-les-negociations-doivent-continuer-karel-de-gucht/*
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* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014351551/2014/01/17/la-commission-presente-le-lobbyisme-d-entreprise-comme-la-societe-civile-et-fait-semblant-d-etre-transparente/*
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014406921/2014/01/18/l-accord-transatlantique-les-benefices-promis-sont-tres-discutables-les-economistes-atterres/*
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* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014514564/2014/01/20/resolution-des-differends-etat-investisseur-la-commission-propose-une-pause-pour-faire-le-point/*
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014513637/2014/01/20/negociations-commerciales-ue-etats-unis-quelle-chance-pour-la-transparence/*
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014514703/2014/01/20/22-contributions-globales-pour-elargir-le-debat-sur-l-accord-de-libre-echange-ue-etats-unis/*
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014529569/2014/01/21/ue-usa-le-negociateur-en-chef-de-l-ue-a-vienne-pour-promouvoir-la-confiance/*
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014557217/2014/01/21/communique-de-presse-de-la-commission-consultation-publique-sur-le-reglement-des-differends-investisseur-etat/*
 +
* https://stoptafta.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/ttip-bruxelles-suspend-les-pourparlers/
 +
* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014624617/2014/01/22/the-washington-post-organise-une-journee-d-echanges-de-haut-niveau-sur-le-commerce-transatlantique-inscription-1290-euros/*
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* http://www.scoop.it/t/marche-transatlantique/p/4014637000/2014/01/22/discours-de-karel-de-gucht-commissaire-europeen-en-charge-du-commerce-22-janvier-2014/*
 +
 
 +
=== Updates by Glyn Moody ===
 +
This is all taken from [http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2013/11/ttip-updates-the-glyn-moody-blogs/index.htm Open Enterprise] webpage on ComputerWorldUK's website.
 +
 
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-xxiii Update XXIII]: Why the European Commission's consultation on ISDS is a sham, and fails to provide the promised "draft"
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* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-xxii Update XXII]: ISDS attacks on EU nations have begun - and that's before TTIP would make it even more likely and costly
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* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-xxi Update XXI]: Why that best-case "€119 bn" GDP boost to EU economy equates to just an extra cup of coffee every month
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-xx Update XX]: All about transparency in TTIP - or, rather, the almost complete lack of it; includes details of three phantom EU consultations I never heard about, and few took part in
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-xix Update XIX]: A newly-discovered CETA bug shows why the European Commission needs transparency; also, why regulatory data must be opendata
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-xviii Update XVIII]: New leaks, new Web sites, a hidden threat from the "most-favoured nation" approach, and an astonishing claim that Germany wants ISDS out of TTIP
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-xvii Update XVII]: Bad news, lots of leaks, plus debunking another misleading European Commission documents
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-xvi Update XVI]: More details emerge on ISDS provisions, and a rather ironic call for transparency from the paranoid opaque USTR (United States Trade Representative)
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-xv Update XV]: There are growing calls to keep data protection out of TAFTA/TTIP - and to reject the agreement if the privacy of European citizens is not adequately protected.
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-xiv Update XIV]: What new CETA leaks tell us about EU's plans to re-vamp ISDS - and why they aren't enough to protect European sovereignty or democracy
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* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-xiii Update XIII]: Big news: EU pulls ISDS to allow unprecedented public consultation; UK report says ISDS in TTIP would bring little or no benefit.
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-xii Update XII]: Why the US Fast Track bill guarantees that TAFTA's ISDS chapter will be one-sided and unfair for EU companies.
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-xi Update XI]: So it looks like TAFTA/TTIP is, in fact, ACTA by the backdoor - despite what Mr De Gucht has said...
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-x Update X]: Another (failed) attack, this time by Karel De Gucht, the EU's trade commissioner, who laughably tries to claim that there is no lack of transparency in the TAFTA negotiations, and that it's worth accepting the threats posed by ISDS.
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* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-ix Update IX]: How an astonishing attack on Corporate Europe Observatory reveals a floundering European Commission increasingly concerned that it is losing control of the TAFTA/TTIP debate.
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* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-viii Update VIII]: Lifting the lid on how a new transatlantic "TTIP Regulatory Council" would bring in massive deregulation, with a consequent lowering of food, health and environmental standards in Europe.
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* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-vii Update VII]: Yet another, increasingly desperate attempt to justify the unjustifiable inclusion of ISDS in TAFTA/TTIP, and why the arguments simply don't stand up to scrutiny.
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* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-vi Update VI]: An analysis of a leaked document outlining the European Commission's communication strategy for TAFTA/TTIP, and a look at how disastrous other trade agreements like NAFTA and KORUS have been.
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-v Update V]: A discussion of a major Wikileaks document discussing intellectual monopolies in TAFTA/TTIP's sister agreement, TPP, and what it means for TTIP.
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-iv Update IV]: An exploration of how the public is kept in the dark over TAFTA/TTIP, and the dangrous asymmetries it contains.
 +
* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-iii Update III]: A point-by-point rebuttal of a document in which the European Commission tries to prove that the presence of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in TTIP is not a problem.
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* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-ii Update II]: An introduction to investor-state dispute resolution (ISDS), and why its presence in TAFTA/TTIP is a grave threat to European sovereignty, open source and the Internet.
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* [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/computerworlduk-ttip-update-i Update I]: A review of the few details that emerged from the first round of negotiations, including an attempt by the European Commission to convince us that TAFTA/TTIP is not another ACTA.
 +
 
 +
===Twitter accounts===
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 +
* EU_TTIP: https://twitter.com/EU_TTIP_team
 +
* https://twitter.com/glynmoody/status/406103332688650240/
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* https://twitter.com/glynmoody/status/423382161253617665/
 +
* https://twitter.com/EU_TTIP_team/status/426296072122548225/
 +
* https://twitter.com/TTIP_Focus/
 +
* https://twitter.com/TTIPAction/
 +
* https://twitter.com/StopTAFTA/
 +
* https://twitter.com/AnayaMohammed/status/422885548802711552/photo/1/
 +
 
 +
[[Category:TAFTA|Documents]]

Latest revision as of 14:05, 13 August 2019

Leaks[edit]

(there have been more leaks, please add them if you have the time)

The directives for the negotiation on TAFTA, as adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) on 14 June 2013.

Documents published by institutions[edit]

Initial EU Position Papers[edit]

Reports[edit]

Summary of recommendations: 1) European Union values are vital levers for building a negotiating strategy on the digital chapter; 2) Europe’s digital market structure must be based on lasting safeguards: the right to regulate, the ability to regulate in the future, and respect for the European Union’s sovereignty and freedom of competition are among their number. They must be used in negotiating the digital chapter of the proposed partnership; 3) The European Union is in a position to add to the opening-up and extension of its digital market by developing trade relations with new partners such as countries in Asia and Africa; 4) With a market of 500 million consumers, mobilisation of both public and private stakeholders is a priority: putting together a digital strategy and strengthening alliances between Member States are both positive levers for successful trade negotiation.

This study discusses the potential impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement on the EU acquis in the areas of the environment and food safety. It recommends, in particular, that the European Parliament pay very close attention to the precise wording of provisions regarding the environment, food safety, and investment set out in the final text to ensure that both parties are able to maintain the environmental and consumer protection standards they deem appropriate, as provided for in the European Commission’s negotiating mandate.

The proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partners hip (TTIP/TAFTA), and its socio-economic & environmental consequences

The EU negotiating mandate for a far-reaching free trade agreement with the US reveals the European Commission’s plans to enshrine more powers for corporations in the deal. The proposal follows a persistent campaign by industry lobby groups and law firms to empower large companies to challenge regulations both at home and abroad if they affect their profits. As a result, EU member states could soon find domestic laws to protect the public interest challenged in secretive, offshore tribunals where national laws have no weight and politicians no powers to intervene. Read the updated version of our initial analysis from June this year.

DG Trade (PVM) presented the steps taken so far and the future ones in view of the discussion with the US on the IPR chapter.

News articles and analysis by topic[edit]

General[edit]

Check out articles by Glyn Moody

Copyright[edit]

See also

Data Protection[edit]

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)[edit]

(see also this page : https://wiki.laquadrature.net/ISDS_Consultation and the list of Glynn Moody articles below)

Transparency, Obfuscation and Lobbying[edit]

In general, checking out the website of Corporate Europe Observatory is probably the best way to start. Here is a list of articles they published, but it is by no means exhaustive.

Agriculture & Environment[edit]

Other[edit]


Other sources of information[edit]

Marietje Schaake[edit]

Schaake is a Member of the European Parliament.

Michael Geist[edit]

unclassified articles (need to be classed)[edit]

FFII[edit]

Attac (France)[edit]

There are many relevant articles on ATTAC's website (in French), here is a selection:

Stop Tafta Coalition (France)[edit]

This website contains many articles and videos on TAFTA, especially in French.

Prolific news sources[edit]

Mediapart[edit]

Scoop[edit]

Updates by Glyn Moody[edit]

This is all taken from Open Enterprise webpage on ComputerWorldUK's website.

  • Update XXIII: Why the European Commission's consultation on ISDS is a sham, and fails to provide the promised "draft"
  • Update XXII: ISDS attacks on EU nations have begun - and that's before TTIP would make it even more likely and costly
  • Update XXI: Why that best-case "€119 bn" GDP boost to EU economy equates to just an extra cup of coffee every month
  • Update XX: All about transparency in TTIP - or, rather, the almost complete lack of it; includes details of three phantom EU consultations I never heard about, and few took part in
  • Update XIX: A newly-discovered CETA bug shows why the European Commission needs transparency; also, why regulatory data must be opendata
  • Update XVIII: New leaks, new Web sites, a hidden threat from the "most-favoured nation" approach, and an astonishing claim that Germany wants ISDS out of TTIP
  • Update XVII: Bad news, lots of leaks, plus debunking another misleading European Commission documents
  • Update XVI: More details emerge on ISDS provisions, and a rather ironic call for transparency from the paranoid opaque USTR (United States Trade Representative)
  • Update XV: There are growing calls to keep data protection out of TAFTA/TTIP - and to reject the agreement if the privacy of European citizens is not adequately protected.
  • Update XIV: What new CETA leaks tell us about EU's plans to re-vamp ISDS - and why they aren't enough to protect European sovereignty or democracy
  • Update XIII: Big news: EU pulls ISDS to allow unprecedented public consultation; UK report says ISDS in TTIP would bring little or no benefit.
  • Update XII: Why the US Fast Track bill guarantees that TAFTA's ISDS chapter will be one-sided and unfair for EU companies.
  • Update XI: So it looks like TAFTA/TTIP is, in fact, ACTA by the backdoor - despite what Mr De Gucht has said...
  • Update X: Another (failed) attack, this time by Karel De Gucht, the EU's trade commissioner, who laughably tries to claim that there is no lack of transparency in the TAFTA negotiations, and that it's worth accepting the threats posed by ISDS.
  • Update IX: How an astonishing attack on Corporate Europe Observatory reveals a floundering European Commission increasingly concerned that it is losing control of the TAFTA/TTIP debate.
  • Update VIII: Lifting the lid on how a new transatlantic "TTIP Regulatory Council" would bring in massive deregulation, with a consequent lowering of food, health and environmental standards in Europe.
  • Update VII: Yet another, increasingly desperate attempt to justify the unjustifiable inclusion of ISDS in TAFTA/TTIP, and why the arguments simply don't stand up to scrutiny.
  • Update VI: An analysis of a leaked document outlining the European Commission's communication strategy for TAFTA/TTIP, and a look at how disastrous other trade agreements like NAFTA and KORUS have been.
  • Update V: A discussion of a major Wikileaks document discussing intellectual monopolies in TAFTA/TTIP's sister agreement, TPP, and what it means for TTIP.
  • Update IV: An exploration of how the public is kept in the dark over TAFTA/TTIP, and the dangrous asymmetries it contains.
  • Update III: A point-by-point rebuttal of a document in which the European Commission tries to prove that the presence of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in TTIP is not a problem.
  • Update II: An introduction to investor-state dispute resolution (ISDS), and why its presence in TAFTA/TTIP is a grave threat to European sovereignty, open source and the Internet.
  • Update I: A review of the few details that emerged from the first round of negotiations, including an attempt by the European Commission to convince us that TAFTA/TTIP is not another ACTA.

Twitter accounts[edit]