Social Europe – Front Against TTIP (Malta) condemn the Government for taking a position in favour of TTIP, when discussions are still ongoing between the European Union and the United States.
The Front said that “Ironically, the Government took a position blindly. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a series of trade negotiations that are being carried out mostly in secret.”
Social Europe – Front Against TTIP (Malta) also condemns the position taken by the Maltese Government to support other EU Member States in calling upon the European Commissioner not to remove the investor-to-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS) from the TTIP.
The Front reiterates that “the ISDS mechanism will give multinationals too much power. ISDS will allow foreign corporations to bypass national courts and settle disputes with governments through international arbitration. ISDS will transfer regulatory competence from democratic institutions to unelected technocratic institutions”.
"The TTIP should not result in lower standards to the detriment of public health, public security, workers' and consumers' rights and environmental protection".
"The TTIP should not allow the liberalisation and privatisation of public services such as health, culture, water, social services and education, and it should not reduce political autonomy on cultural productions, educational activities and local policies", concluded the Maltese Front Against TTIP.
Social Europe - Front Against TTIP (Malta) comprises: Żminijietna - Voice of the Left; Anti-Poverty Alliance; Moviment Graffitti; Association of Federative Socialists; GWU Youth, ADZ – Green Youths; Friends of the Earth Malta; Partit Komunista Malti; Garden of Knowledge (Malta)