EU Commission-CETA Ratified by July 5th

Junker and EU commission are set to exclude National Parliaments from any say in the ratification of  CETA, which is basically TTIP by the back door. US companies can register in Canada and these horrible legal entities which favor corporations over democratic parliaments comes into existence. Junker wants it done and dusted by July 5th.

‘Yesterday, however, Mr Juncker gave his long-awaited opinion, stated that the EU would NOT include national parliaments in the ratification process, claiming that this all-encompassing deal (it goes far beyond mere trade, would have serious implications for lawmakers both national and European to legislate purely in the interests of its own citizens, but would instead would give big business major influence in a range of areas) is an area of exclusive competence for his Commission.’ Luke Ming Flanagan Twitter

‘Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reportedly told EU leaders on Tuesday (28 June) that the Commission considers the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) being an “EU-only” agreement and would propose next week (5 July) a simple approval procedure.’ euractiv.com

‘EU-Canada deal CETA (Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement) is one of a series of secretly negotiated ‘new generation’ trade deals which undermine democracy and destroy basic rights. This briefing from War on Want explains how CETA’s ‘corporate court’ ISDS mechanism will enable North American corporations to sue EU governments for policy decisions affecting big business profits, lead to the locked-in privatisation of public services, and give big business the power to destroy new regulations before they see the light of day.’ waronwant.org

Below find info on CETA and another article on this topic.

Here’s what Irish MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said after the Plenary  session  –

TIME FOR JUNCKEXIT !


‘Yesterday, in a rambling speech to a special Plenary session of the European Parliament that was more about himself than the topic being debated, the Brexit referendum result in the UK, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called on the British Government to immediately invoke Article 50 and start the process of the UK leaving the EU.

It was a speech that paid lip service to democracy, a strong reference to respecting the decision while in the next breath denigrating those who had made that decision, then showing an utter disrespect and disregard for the entire people of the UK with his demand that they leave now.

Shortly afterwards, in a meeting with EU leaders to discuss that same subject, Mr Juncker was again centre stage but this time was even more blatant in his disdain for democracy.

The topic was CETA, the trade deal between the EU and Canada that now awaits ratification. How that treaty is ratified has been the subject of much debate, with those who claim that it’s a ‘mixed agreement’ arguing that it thus must be voted on by every individual Member State national parliament.

Yesterday, however, Mr Juncker gave his long-awaited opinion, stated that the EU would NOT include national parliaments in the ratification process, claiming that this all-encompassing deal (it goes far beyond mere trade, would have serious implications for lawmakers both national and European to legislate purely in the interests of its own citizens, but would instead would give big business major influence in a range of areas) is an area of exclusive competence for his Commission.

All of this is simply adding fuel to the inferno now threatening to engulf the entire EU. This kind of edict from on high is EXACTLY why so many millions voted for Brexit in the UK. Mr Juncker didn’t like the fact that the British people were offered a referendum on leaving the EU, was quoted only last week as stating that he was “basically not a fan of referendums”, that voters could be misled by “sideshows” during the campaign. “You always get the sweats when someone dares to ask the people for its opinion”, he said.

Well, no such chance of that with CETA if Mr Juncker has his way, not even national parliaments getting an opportunity to debate an issue that is critical to the future of its electorate.

Welcome to democracy EU-style, welcome to the world of Jean-Claude Juncker where only the chosen few are competent and the rest of us should just stand back and shut up.

Perhaps it’s time Jean-Claude Juncker took the advice he so readily offered the UK yesterday, perhaps HE is the one who should be packing his bags, leaving Brussels and taking his neoliberal austerity-driving corporatist agenda with him.’

EU leaders on collision course with Commission over CETA

CETA: the toxic EU-Canada trade deal

‘EU-Canada deal CETA (Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement) is one of a series of secretly negotiated ‘new generation’ trade deals which undermine democracy and destroy basic rights. This briefing from War on Want explains how CETA’s ‘corporate court’ ISDS mechanism will enable North American corporations to sue EU governments for policy decisions affecting big business profits, lead to the locked-in privatisation of public services, and give big business the power to destroy new regulations before they see the light of day.’