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Curious about what CETA is and why campaigners are urgently trying to stop the government from ratifying the deal?

It’s not about trade!
That part has been up and running since 2017.

It’s all about the Investment Court System (the #ICS)... (thread) Image
If governments pass laws that upset corporate profits (e.g., environmental regulations) the ICS will allow corporations to bypass national court systems to sue taxpayers (you) in private investor courts... Image
For example... the community of Rosia Montana in #Romania tried to stop an illegal gold mine from ruining their environment & displacing their residents. The Romanian courts ruled against the mine but the company, Gabriel Resources, is now suing Romania for $5.7 BILLION! Image
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1/ Thread: Big (and good) questions for #StopCeta, now Dail vote been kicked back to a committee. (Woop woop, yes give yourselves that) It's very clear that a none to small section *within* the Greens are winning so far.
2/ While until now, understandably, much focus has been on the Green party in gov as a whole, wider anti Ceta movement needs to go beyond. And definitely avoid the printed soap opera from pol corrs.
3/ Much of media focus will lazer in on potential Green split around #StopCETA. And FG/FF and most political correspondents will want to keep that focus. CETA as political drama. Dont get distracted by that.
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We call upon the Irish Government to #stopCETA!

CETA could devastate efforts to enact progressive legislation on housing, health, labour, env & climate.

🇮🇪 is not obliged to ratify CETA and there is no compelling rationale in favour of doing so! 🧵…
The trade related chapters of CETA were ratified by the European Parliament in 2017.

The investment chapter of CETA [allowing companies to sue countries] will only come into effect if the agreement is ratified by all 27 EU member states - including Ireland.
The ratification of CETA (i.e. the investment chapters of the agreement) could enable corporations to try to sue governments under a special "Investor Court System" (ICS) - a mechanism that would bypass our own domestic and EU Courts.
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I spoke with @aliceeire at the launch of this report in 2017 by the Comhlámh Trade Justice group. There are real and serious social implications of the CETA agreement for Ireland, Europe, Canada, and the global South
The text of the CETA (EU-Canada “mega-regional” trade & investment) deal was agreed between the EU and Canada in 2016, but needs to be ratified by every EU member state to come fully into force. Only around half have done so far, partly because of mass activism across Europe
Things have been relatively quiet on the Irish front since 2017. But the Irish government has now put it the onto the parliamentary agenda for this Tuesday – presumably to try guillotine through a ratification vote with minimum time & space for opposition
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An all time low for an Irish Government has been hit. By pure chance this afternoon I noticed what appeared to be a Government motion to ratify the deeply controversial EU Canada Trade Deal #CETA next Tuesday 15 Dec. Yes the one with the dreaded #ICS #ISDS clauses. Yes its true -
#CETA which so many #Greens had expressed opposition to... the one which leaves us massively exposed to claims from foreign investors .. the one we fear will create a regulatory chill making the Government even more reluctant to take effective #ClimateActions the one ..
Mairead McGuinness said could damage #Irishfarming and which we'd need to have a safeguard clause and consider a compo package for .. the day AFTER she voted for it in the EU Parliament…
.. a nice killer blow now on top of the #Brexit
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Une banderole #STOPCETA accueille @EmmanuelMacron
au #SalonAgriculture

Stop à l'#Agriwashing : on ne peut prétendre défendre les agriculteurs-trices et, #EnMêmeTemps, signer et mettre en oeuvre des accords de commerce tels que le #CETA.

#CETA #Mercosur #TAFTAbis Image
@EmmanuelMacron @attac_fr @ConfPaysanne @xrFrance @amisdelaterre @AnvCop21 @Salondelagri @Min_Agriculture @JeunesMacron @JeunesAgri @Min_Ecologie "Tout produit interdit en UE l’est aussi à l’importation"
"Les filières agricoles ne seront pas déstabilisées par les importations canadiennes"
"Les normes UE sont protégées"

Autant de contre-vérités sur le #CETA !

A lire…

#SIA2020 #Salondelagriculture Image
@EmmanuelMacron @attac_fr @ConfPaysanne @xrFrance @amisdelaterre @AnvCop21 @Salondelagri @Min_Agriculture @JeunesMacron @JeunesAgri @Min_Ecologie @Fedeeleveurs @agriculturebio @agrapresse @FranceAgricole @Reporterre Au #Salondelagriculture ce sont une cinquantaine d'activistes qui déploient plusieurs banderoles #StopCETA : défendre les agriculteurs ou le #CETA il faut choisir !

Le #CETA, voté par une faible majorité à l'AN en juillet, n'est toujours pas inscrit à l'ordre du jour du @Senat Image
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🚜 Bericht uit Brussel

De Europese Commissie doet GEEN extra toezeggingen aan de @christenunie over hormoonvlees uit Canada. Hogan laat oplossingen grotendeels over aan de lidstaten!

Zijn dit de ‘stevige waarborgen’ die CU eiste voor steun aan #CETA?

Hogan wijst naar het inmiddels beruchte #CETA SPS-comité waar EU met Canada gaat ‘praten’ over gifgebruik

Dankzij @foodwatch_nl weten we dat Canada in dat comité totaal niet meebeweegt met Europa. IN TEGENDEEL

Dit gaat dus nooit tot certificering leiden die @christenunie wil
En je hoefde al niet gestudeerd te hebben om te kunnen bedenken waarom Canada niet genegen is om hun boeren strengere gifregels op te leggen omdat CU dat wil. Ik bedoel, wat gaat EU zeggen dan: ‘anders hoeven we je producten niet’?
Die troef heb je nou juist weggegeven met CETA
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