Soma Disaster: the Fall of the Turkish Economic Growth Model

Considering the current attitude of the Turkish government which regards regulations as hurdles reducing economic growth, the recent Soma mining accident should not have come as a surprise. From both economic and ecological points of view, the Turkish economic growth trajectory is not sustainable and should be changed.

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The EU-US Free Trade Agreement: Bad Prospects for the Global South

The Global South could be a potential loser in the negotiations over an EU-US Free Trade Agreement. The fairer alternative is to return to the post-war idea of multilateral negotiations that involve civil society and provide a fair deal for all.

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TTIP – What It Is About and What We Want

Negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (the EU-US Free Trade Agreement) have the potential to undermine environmental, social and labour rights. As Greens, we must work to make the process more transparent and fight any attempt to lower standards.

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Step up to the Plate

Following President Obama’s State of the Union, negotiations will shortly commence on the will be known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US. Some claim such a deal will create 2 million jobs, but reaching agreement will be difficult and to succeed the EU needs to identify what its priorities are.

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