CETA – email MEP’s NOW ( before Wed 15 Feb)

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All info here: https://stop-ttip.org/cetacheck
Click on the link and contact the MEP’s who haven’t signed the pledge!
Or email:
deirdre.clune@europarl.eu; brian.hayes@europarl.europa.eu; sean.kelly@europarl.europa.eu; mairead.mcguinness@ep.europa.eu; brian.crowley@ep.europa.eu

and  say ” I,……………, (address)……….., hereby ask you not to vote for Ceta on my behalf this Wednesday 15th of February, 2017. ”



Clare TTIP free

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Victory Clare County Council voted to reject the TTIP( Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) on Mon 8 feb.
It’s official – Clare is now Ireland’s first TTIP Free Zone!

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Clare TTIP free campaign – motion tabled Monday 8th February

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To: Clare County Council members

A motion that opposes TTIP at will be tabled at a meeting of Clare County Council on Monday, 8th of February.
Please help secure Clare County Council support for keeping Clare a TTIP free zone by signing this petition. The petition will be delivered to all Councillors in Clare before they vote on the motion.

Why is this important?

Our local businesses, environment and democracy are under threat from a trade deal currently being negotiated between the EU Commission and the USA.

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TTIP 2.6 million signatures – 4 Sept.2015

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Guess what: Tomorrow we will reach 2.6 mio signatures! Hurahhh to that
and to being so much closer to 3 million! Congratuations

Michael, Cornelia and Steph

Europäische Bürgerinitiative Stop TTIP
Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte
Greifswalder Str. 4
10405 Berlin
M: +49 (0)1515 7472625
T: +49 (0)30 420 823 77



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The full text is now out => European Parliament resolution of 8 July 2015 containing the European Parliament’s recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

The VoteWatch analysis is also out => Negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – VoteWatch Europe

It lists every MEP and you can see what they voted, filtered per member state or group. You easily see who was loyal to their group position and who wasn’t. The only Irish MEPs voting in favour for this resolution were the four FG deputies.

Here an article by FFII.org => EU Parliament resolution on TTIP is a diplomatic blunder

You can help to enhance the pressure on the EU Commission.
Be part of more than 2.3 million European citizens who support the Stop TTIP campaign.
Please sign and promote => tiny.cc/stopttip

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015 – Strasbourg Provisional edition
Negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

 European Parliament resolution of 8 July 2015 containing the European Parliament’s recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) (2014/2228(INI))
The European Parliament,

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TTIP – Marian Harkin

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A Chara,

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Thank you for your email regarding the TTIP which outlined some of your concerns about the proposed trade deal. There are many issues raised by different people and in this response I will deal with a core issue for many of those people, ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlement) and my view on it. Also, I would like to give you my opinion on how TTIP impacts Employment and Social Affairs which is my main Committee responsibility in the Parliament.
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‘Stop TTIP’ calls on European Parliament to reject ISDS in upcoming resolution

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Stop TTIP’ calls on European Parliament to reject ISDS in upcoming resolution

The European Citizens’ Initiative “Stop TTIP” has reached a new record number of signatures a few days ahead of a critical vote on TTIP in the European Parliament. With 2 million signatories, this is the largest European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) since the introduction of the instrument in 2012. In order for an ECI to be successful, half this number would suffice. Moreover, Stop TTIP has collected the required minimum number of signatures in 14 EU Member States, double the amount needed to receive an official response from the European Commission and a hearing in the European Parliament.

The day after tomorrow, on 10 June 2015, the European Parliament will vote on a resolution concerning TTIP. Michael Efler, member of Stop TTIP’s Citizens’ Committee commented:

2 million people are demanding to stop the negotiations on TTIP. Members of the European Parliament should remember this when making their vote. The draft resolution is weak in that it welcomes the inclusion of investor-state-dispute-settlement (ISDS) in TTIP. This would allow corporations to sue governments in private courts for practically any state action that interferes with investments and lowers their expected profit, a practice that would undermine the rule of law and democratic principles.”

We call on the European Parliament to reject TTIP because it is a threat to our democracy as well as protection standards for labour rights, the environment and public health. At the very least, the European Parliament should take a clear stance against ISDS. All the improvements to ISDS that have been proposed by the European Commission and European Social Democrats are insufficient. The problem remains that ISDS would constitute a parallel justice system for investors that would be unnecessary, dangerous for democracy and could prove very costly for taxpayers. If no clear statement against ISDS is included in the resolution, the European Parliament would do better to reject it all together.”

Stop TTIP is carried out by an alliance of more than 470 civil society organisations – consumer watchdogs, environmental groups and trade unions – from right across Europe. Signature collection will continue until 6 October to increase political pressure further. The largest ECIs so far were “Water is a Human Right” (2013) and “One of Us” (2013) with 1.8 million signatures each. The European Commission had rejected Stop TTIP in autumn last year as an official ECI. The alliance is currently challenging this decision in the European Court of Justice and is meanwhile carrying out the ECI signature collection on a self-organised basis.

Take Action call for TTIP amendments- reply from MEPs

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Reply from Brian Crowley

From: CROWLEY Brian [mailto:brian.crowley@europarl.europa.eu]
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2015 6:19 PM
Subject: Automatic reply: TTIP RESOLUTION – Please TABLE and SUPPORT AMENDMENTS before Wednesday 3 June

As I am currently undergoing medical treatment in Ireland I will not be in Brussels for a few weeks. In case of urgency please contact my Cork Office, email: info@briancrowleymep.ie ; tel: 00353214896433.

Thank you

Reply from Sinn Fein (Matt  Carthy)

Many thanks for your getting in touch, I’m sure it goes without saying that I share your concerns regarding this deal and the inclusion of the ISDS mechanism. Me and my fellow Sinn Fein colleagues in Europe will of course be opposing TTIP in the June plenary.

I want to bring your attention to a demonstration Sinn Féin are organizing ahead of next weeks plenary taking place at 12 pm Monday June 8th outside the European Parliament Building on Dawson Street. We are using this demonstration to call on Irish MEPs to join us in voting against the INTA report and specifically the inclusion of the ISDS mechanism. I hope you will be able to join us for this demonstration.
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