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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 1 July 2014

    Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a threat to quality education

    Last week, Wikileaks released the secret draft text of the TiSA annex on financial services that has highlighted concerns about how the deal will be used to deregulate the financial sector at a time when stricter rules are needed to avoid a repeat of the recent crisis. Read ETUCE's Press...

    Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a threat to quality education
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 16 June 2014

    ETUCE Guidelines to the EC’s public consultation on modalities for investment protection and ISDS in TTIP

    The European Commission runs a public consultation on investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in TTIP until 6 July 2014. ETUCE strongly encourage all member organisations to respond to the consultation. Therefore, ETUCE has drafted a set of guidelines to the European Commission’s public consultation on modalities for investment...

    ETUCE Guidelines to the EC’s public consultation on modalities for investment protection and ISDS in TTIP
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 June 2014

    Teacher trade unions in Europe and the United States call on President Obama and President of the European Commission Barroso to safeguard quality education in TTIP

    A common letter by Education International, ETUCE, AFT and NEA calls on US President Obama and President of the European Commission Barroso to safeguard quality education in TTIP.

    Teacher trade unions in Europe and the United States call on President Obama and President of the European Commission Barroso to safeguard quality education in TTIP
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 4 June 2014

    International Trade Partnership threatens public education

    The European and US member organisations of Education International have joined their voices to those of the AFL-CIO and the European Trade Union Confederation, who have raised concerns about the scope and effects of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which is under negotiation currently between representatives of...

    International Trade Partnership threatens public education
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 May 2014

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

    The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive trade agreement currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. During his visit to Brussels on 26 March 2014 for the EU-US Summit, U.S. President Barack Obama tried to reassure critics that the trade agreement will...

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 May 2014

    The way forward

    The ETUCE Committee adopted the ETUCE Statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on 15 April 2014. The statement demands that education is entirely excluded from the TTIP negotiations. It is central to get this message broadly across the EU. ETUCE has therefore asked all member organisations in the...

    The way forward
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 May 2014

    The main issues at stake regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

    The TTIP is unprecedented because of its very broad scope. The negotiators intend to cover areas that have traditionally been beyond the purview of trade treaties. Consequently, there are a number of issues of general concern such as the secrecy of the TTIP negotiations, the assumptions of growth and jobs,...

    The main issues at stake regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 May 2014

    Existing problems with propriety and for-profit schools and colleges

    The existing problems with proprietary and for-profit school and colleges in the US give a clear indication of the kind of problems that can be anticipated. A number of reports have investigated the problems with these institutions.

    Existing problems with propriety and for-profit schools and colleges
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 May 2014

    Education and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

    During the fourth round of negotiations it became evident that education is being targeted in the trade deal. The US chief negotiator, Dan Mullaney, said the US is aiming to expand access of US for-profit companies to all European service sectors including higher, adult and other education services. At the...

    Education and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 6 May 2014

    Journée de l’Europe

    Journée de l’Europe

    Journée de l’Europe
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 6 May 2014

    New ETUCE Webpage on TTIP

    ETUCE launched a new webpage where you can find information on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. What is the TTIP?, What does it cover?, Will Education be covered? Find all the answers to these questions here.

    New ETUCE Webpage on TTIP
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 25 March 2014

    European teachers and students raise concerns with US-EU trade partnership

    Negotiators from the European Union and the United States met in Brussels on 10-14 March to continue the controversial talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

    European teachers and students raise concerns with US-EU trade partnership
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 March 2014

    European teachers and students raise concerns with US-EU trade partnership

    Organisations representing teachers and students from across Europe are expressing concern about the potential impact of a proposed EU-US free trade deal. Negotiators from the European Union and the United States met in Brussels this week to continue controversial talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The goal...

    European teachers and students raise concerns with US-EU trade partnership
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 25 February 2014

    TTIP entering "heart of negotiations"

    On 17-18 February, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and United States Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman met for a political stocktaking exercise in Washington, D.C. on the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

    TTIP entering "heart of negotiations"
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 10 December 2013

    EI: Education is not a tradable commodity

    EI has joined the international trade union movement in criticizing a new agreement on global trade rules that is unbalanced and threatens to put new pressures on public services like health care and education.

    EI: Education is not a tradable commodity
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 21 August 2013

    TISA, a threat to free quality public education

    EI has sent out a briefing note on the Trade in International Services Agreement (TISA) to its affiliates, informing them about these trade negotiations that threaten to liberalise public services like healthcare and education.

    TISA, a threat to free quality public education
  17. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 July 2013

    Negotiations begin on new services deal

    Trade talks aimed at developing a new global services pact have begun following an agreement on a negotiating framework earlier this year.

    Negotiations begin on new services deal
  18. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 July 2013

    Brazilian ambassador to take WTO helm

    Members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have formally appointed Brazil’s Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo as the group’s next director general, capping a six-month leadership contest.

    Brazilian ambassador to take WTO helm