Labour MEPs have secured support from the Socialists & Democrats Group in adopting strong opposition to the inclusion of the ISDS in TTIP.
Anneliese said “I’m really glad that Labour MEPs have been successful in getting the whole Socialists and Democrats Group to come out in opposition to ISDS. Many of my constituents have raised their concerns with me about the potential impact that ISDS could have, and I share these concerns, which is why I’m so pleased our group has adopted this position.
“I will continue to push for greater transparency and openness around both the ISDS mechanism and TTIP more generally, so that I and fellow MEPs, civil society, trade unions and businesses can scrutinise any potential deal and ensure that it will not have a negative impact on our high standards, rights for workers, or our precious NHS.”
The proposal adopted last week was drafted by a working group chaired by David Martin MEP, S&D Group coordinator on trade issues. Significant amendments were proposed by Jude Kirton-Darling MEP, Labour's European spokesperson on TTIP, and Richard Corbett MEP, Labour's Deputy Leader in the European Parliament, and these amendments were supported by the S&D parliamentary group.