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There’s Nothing New in CETA Since it was Agreed in 2014

Feb 2021: Nothing has changed in the text of CETA since it was agreed in 2016. European and Canadian Greens know this. Here’s a round up of European, Canadian and Irish Green Party reasons to reject CETA and its ICS.

European Greens:

‘The European Green Party’s opposes CETA’: https://europeangreens.eu/zagreb2015/egp-opposes-ceta

Federation Of Young European Greens: ‘CETA is TTIP Through the Back Door’: https://www.fyeg.org/news/ceta-ttip-through-back-door 

‘12 Reasons The Green/EFA Group [in European Parliament] Is Opposed To CETA’: https://ttip2016.eu/blog/id-12-reasons-the-greenefa-group-are-opposed-to-ceta.html 

The Irish Green Party:

2016: ‘Government’s Determination to Ratify CETA Deal Without Debate is Worrying’: https://www.greenparty.ie/greens-governments-determination-to-ratify-ceta-deal-without-debate-is-worrying/ 

Canadian Green Party

“The white-washed Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) in the deal will allow foreign corporations to threaten and punish governments for regulating to protect domestic health, safety and the environment” – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada.

“How is it that Canada’s two most polluting industries, fossil fuels and mineral extraction, are the main beneficiaries of trade agreements like CETA?”- Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada ( https://www.greenparty.ca/en/media-release/2019-10-18/international-trade-agreements-must-include-environmental-and-human-rights

Canadian Green Party leader ‘calls on German Greens to reject bad trade deal CETA in Berlin, Germany’: https://www.greenparty.ca/en/media-release/2017-06-19/elizabeth-may-calls-german-greens-reject-cetas-investor-state-provisions ‘CETA negotiations grind to a halt – for good reason’: https://www.greenparty.ca/en/media-release/2016-10-21/ceta-negotiations-grind-halt-good-reason