GATS 2000 Negotiations -- Reactions to Leaked EC Documents


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On 25 February 2019 a series of confidential European Union GATS negotiating documents was published on GATSwatch.

This page provides an updated overview of the media coverage sparked by the publication of these confidential documents.

Reactions to the leaked EU requests by groups campaigning to Stop the GATS Attack

Open up world trade talks
Stuart Laidlaw, The Toronto Star, 03 March 2019

EU:s hemliga vattenpolitik    (English summary)
Mikael Löfgren, Dagens Nyheter, 28 februari 2003

EU wants slice of our services
Mark Davis, Australian Financial Review, 27 February 2019

EU-Forderungen bei GATS-Verhandlungen: Wird Entwicklungspolitik zur Makulatur? -- Interview mit Thomas Fritz (ATTAC Deutschland)
Ralf Wurzbacher, Junge Welt, 27 Februar 2003

The tide is high Maude Barlow , The Guardian, 26 February 2019

Rich 'plan to exploit Third World'
Metro London, 26 February 2019

EU eist toegang tot energie Derde Wereld'
de Volkskrant, Nederland, woensdag 26 februari 2003

‘EU eist toegang tot drinkwaterbedrijven’
METRO, Nederland, woensdag 26 februari 2003

l'OMC compte franchir un cap décisif
Thomas Lemahieu, l'Humanité, 26 février 2003

La libéralisation des services revient
Christian LOSSON, Libération, France, 26 février 2003

Les propositions sur la libéralisation mondiale des services se précisent
Eric Chalmet, La Tribune, 26 février 2003

La Ue vuole l’acqua dei paesi più poveri
T. Mole, Manifesto, Italia, 26.2.2019

Eco Soundings -- Trade secrets
John Vidal, The Guardian, 26 February 2019

U.S. groups protest E.U. services request at WTO
Reuters, 26 February 2019

EU Proposes Broad Liberalization Of U.S. Services Sector in WTO Trade Talks
International Trade Daily, 26 February 2019

EU demands for GATS market access leaked
EurActiv website, 26/02/2019


Water Privatisation and the EU; Interview with Pascal Lamy
BBC World (TV), Tuesday February 25, 2019

Anti-Gats campaigners attack DTI
Staff and agencies, The Guardian, Tuesday February 25, 2019

EU's secret plans hold poor countries to ransom
Larry Elliott and Charlotte Denny, The Guardian, Tuesday 25 February 2019

Leading the News: EU Asks U.S. to Revise Rules for Service Sector
Neil King Jr., The Wall Street Journal, Tuesday 25 February 2019

EU will Dienstleistungen stärker liberalisieren
Michael Bauchmüller, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 25 Februar 2003

In aller Stille
Michael Bauchmüller, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 25 Februar 2003

109 land skal liberaliseres
Eline Lønnå og Espen Løkeland-Stai, Klassekampen, tirsdag 25. februar, 2003

Vann-krigen i gang
Eline Lønnå og Espen Løkeland-Stai, Klassekampen, tirsdag 25. februar, 2003

EU wil toegang tot markten voor water
NRC Handelsblad, 25 februari 2003

'Arme landen moeten water privatiseren'
Het Financieel Dagblad, 25 februari 2003

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