These upcoming trade deals threaten our already weak democracies and pave the way for an attack on the environment,
health systems, food, jobs, public services, digital rights and much more.
On February 15 the European Parliament in Strasbourg will vote on CETA. Millions of citizens have spoken out against CETA over the last years while big business is pushing for it. Therefore, we, civil society, grassroots organizations, labour movements, farmer, environmental and social groups from all across Europe, are calling to join us in Strasbourg on February 14 and 15 for for a loud and diverse European protest.
As it stands, CETA is not a progressive trade deal. It would be a mistake to adopt this treaty with its many worrying provisions as a model for agreements to come. CETA is a backward-looking and even more intrusive version of the old free trade agenda designed by and for the world’s largest multinationals. We need a paradigm shift toward a transparent and inclusive trade policy founded on the needs of people and our planet. Ratifying CETA will take us many steps further away from this much needed change.
You want to join us in Strasbourg? For the program and further information see here.