Til beskyttelse av utenlandspensjonistenes rettigheter iht.norsk lov samt demokrati for verdens befolkning.
For the protection of overseas pensioners rights in accordance with the Norwegian Constitution as
well as democracy for all citizens. WE ARE TOTALLY AGAINST TTIP and The New World Order. NWO
The Otium Post
STOP TTIP & CETA to protect democracy and the general good.
What is the problem?
The EU soon intends to sign two far-reaching trade
agreements: one with Canada (CETA = Comprehensive Economic and Trade
Agreement) and one with the USA (TTIP = Transatlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership). The official line is that this will create jobs
and increase economic growth. However, the beneficiaries of these
agreements are not in fact citizens, but big corporations:
The rule of law is undermined by the introduction of a parallel
justice system. Canadian and US companies receive the right to sue for
damages if they believe that they have suffered losses because of laws
or measures of the EU or of individual EU member states. This can also
affect laws which were enacted in the interest of the common good, such
as environmental and consumer protection. Instead of public courts,
private arbitration tribunals meeting in secret make the decision about
compensation payments for damages. Payment is made from the public
budget, i.e. using taxpayers’ money. By means of similar clauses in
other agreements, companies have already fought a number of times for
damages of millions, sometimes billions, of euro. [Thus, for example,
the energy company Vattenfall sued the Federal Republic of Germany for
damages of 3.7 billion euro because two sickly nuclear reactors were
switched off as part of Germany’s withdrawal from nuclear power
generation.] Such actions would multiply as a result of CETA and TTIP.
Only foreign companies (“investors”) are intended to benefit from the
special rights to sue. This legal instrument is not available to
domestic companies. The arbitration boards decide definitively; an
appeal is not possible – that too contradicts the principles of the rule
Groups of companies are intended to be included even during the
elaboration of new regulations and laws, provided that their trade
interests could be affected. The name for this is: “regulatory
cooperation”. It means that representatives of big business are invited
by governments to participate in expert groups to influence new draft
laws, even before these are discussed in the elected parliaments. This
undermines democracy. The political intent must originate from the
people, not from representatives of big business!
Big business had, and still has, excessive influence on the secret
negotiations relating to CETA and TTIP. Alone in the preparatory phase
for TTIP, 590 meetings took place between the EU Commission and lobby
representatives, according to official statements. 92% of these meetings
were with representatives of companies, while only in a few cases there
were discussions with consumer and trade union representatives. And
also during the negotiations, representatives of industry are exercising
influence. Some formulations in draft texts which have filtered through
to the public originate directly from the pens of company lobbyists.
The negotiations are conducted in secret. Even our public
representatives know little if anything about their progress. They
receive the results in the form of long agreements (the CETA agreement,
for example, has about 1,500 pages) only after conclusion of the
negotiations, and are therefore able only to either accept or reject the
whole agreement. The pressure to accept it is high. The EU Commission
claims that rejection would be at the expense of economic growth and
jobs, would make five years of negotiations irrelevant, and would annoy
the trading partners. We want to prevent TTIP and CETA from simply being
rubber-stamped by parliaments. For this, we must build up huge public
pressure. We have to demonstrate how many people in the EU reject the
Employee rights are coming under pressure, and jobs in numerous
industries are endangered. In the USA, only a few basic rights for
employees are recognised (only two out of the eight ILO core labour
standards). Above all in agriculture and in the electrical industry,
massive job losses are threatened because of the tougher competition
Liberalisation and privatisation are intended to become one-way
streets. The return of public utilities, hospitals, or waste collection
to the public sector once they have have been privatised would be made
more difficult or even impossible through CETA and TTIP.
The EU and its member states are falling under pressure to allow
risky technologies such as fracking or GM technology. [Example –
fracking: In this process, large amounts of a mixture of water, sand,
and chemicals are pumped into shale. This creates fissures in the rock
through which the natural gas can escape and be collected. This is
highly questionable for the environment and climate! Because it has
already carried out test drillings in Poland, the US company Chevron may
already have created the basis for an “investment”. Currently, the
Polish government is preparing a decree which defines specific
environmental requirements for fracking. This would of course seriously
affect the profit expectations of Chevron. No wonder then that Chevron
has campaigned massively for the incorporation of Investor-State
Disputes into TTIP. Alone the threat of an Investor-State Dispute could
be an effective means of applying pressure on the Polish law makers, and
could prevent the imposition of strict requirements.
Other EU states
too could be subject to legal action. In Germany there is a de facto
moratorium on fracking at the moment. Because of such a moratorium, the
Canadian province of Quebec was sued for 250 million US dollars
compensation for damages in an investor action.
Foodstuff standards and consumer protection for cosmetics and
medical products threaten to be set at the same levels as US standards.
However, we need higher rather than lower standards of protection,
whether they apply to the use of pesticides, factory farming, or clean
sources of energy. Regulatory cooperation would make this more difficult
De fleste europeiske medlemmer av TTIP har juridisk bakgrunn og arbeider for store, internasjonale selskaper.
Tydelig hva som er på trappene,men er det mulig å få stoppet det i tide?
DERFOR er ikke den sittende regjeringen interessert i våre saker,da målet er å redusere demokratiet,arbeidslover og menneskerettigheter,hvilket ikke er i vår interesse.
TTIP´s lover blir overordnet både EEC og ECHR sine lover,samt den norske grunnloven. TTIP kan saksøke land som ikke innordner seg etter deres lover og kan/vil søke erstatning i milliardklassen som SKATTEBETALERNE må betale for. Det har allerede vært én sak til over 2 billioner i europa.
Dette ligger over hodene til både Erna,og alle de europeiske statsoverhoders maktområde.
Dessverre har vår regjering regelmessige møter med EøS om å inkludere Norge i denne farlige,udemokratiske frihandelsavtalen mellom EU og USA. N.B. Du kan oversette hele artikkelen til norsk ved å benytte translatøren øverst til høyre på siden.