10 NGOs, representing hundreds of concerned European organisations from a variety of backgrounds (primarily healthcare, environment, and gender equality), are asking MEPs to protect EU citizens and the environment by rejecting the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Ahead of the European Parliament's upcoming plenary vote on CETA (15th February), HCWH Europe sent a letter to all MEPs on behalf of the concerned NGOs, asking the EU to not be too responsive to private interests which endangers future ambitious public health and environmental policies and legal measures.
The letter above was sent to all MEPs: "take this last opportunity to protect your citizens and the environment".
CETA will allow foreign investors to claim compensation from the EU or a Member State if measures aimed to protect our health or environment breach CETA’s investor rights. This mechanism could lead to a regulatory chill effect, watering down future ambitious public health and environmental policies and legal measures. Find more details in this informative report prepared by CIEL.
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