Monday, 13 October 2014

Front prohibited from using Europe House to discuss EU-related TTIP issue





Social Europe - Front against TTIP (Malta) has been prohibited from organising a public dialogue at Europe House, Valletta this Saturday 11 October. The Front was going to participate in the global call of action on the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).  Various civil society coalitions across the world are participating in this campaign.

"We are baffled that Europe House, which has hosted a wide range of events related to EU policy, is prohibiting a civil society coalition from discussing the EU's proposed trade and investment partnership with the USA".

"This only confirms criticism of the TTIP related to secrecy, where the public is being denied access to negotiations, and where all negotiators must sign non-disclosure agreements".

"We support the global call of action against the proposed TTIP, as it threatens workers' rights, environmental protection, consumer rights and public services. Multinational corporations will have the right to take action against democratically-elected national Governments through the bypassing of national and European courts".

"We are supporting the self-organised European Citizens' Initiative on the matter, through which signatures will be collected all over the EU to protest against the TTIP process. Citizens may sign at  http://stop-ttip.org/sign/ "

Social Europe - Front Against TTIP (Malta) comprises: ┼╗minijietna - 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).

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