Urgent call to the Dutch government: exit the Energy Charter Treaty now
Urgenda, SOMO, Greenpeace, the Dutch labour union FNV and eight other organisations are appealing urgently to the Dutch government to “join as many countries as possible in stepping out of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)”….
Pull the plug on the Energy Charter Treaty
Online launch publication ‘Alternative Trade’
On 12 November at 16:00 pm, the Dutch coalition ‘Handel Anders’ (of wich SOMO is a member), releases a proposal for an alternative trade policy. Publication / November 12, 2020 Alternative Trade A call for…
Large insurers do not tackle abuse in cobalt mining
The nine largest insurance groups in the Netherlands (Achmea, Aegon, Allianz, ASR, CZ, Menzis, NN Group, VGZ and Vivat) do not do enough to prevent or tackle serious human rights violations in the cobalt sector….
CETA is an outdated agreement. Don’t ratify it.
In 2009, negotiations began between the EU and Canada on a “deep and comprehensive” trade agreement that should settle mutual trade barriers. Eleven years later, the result is presented to the Dutch Parliament. The world…
Canadian investors in childcare and housing and more power with CETA
Will Canadian companies receive compensation if gas extraction off the Dutch coast is terminated? If CETA, the new trade agreement between Canada and the European Union is approved, Canadian investors in the Netherlands will get…
CETA: Rights for Canadian multinationals
CETA: Shortcut for American multinationals
How CETA opens up Europe to US multinationals
The trade agreement between Canada and the EU (CETA) would enable nearly 5,500 American companies to sue the Dutch government through the controversial arbitration mechanism ISDS. Publication / November 6, 2019 CETA: Shortcut for American…