Here’s a 10 minute radio piece from Saturday 16th April, 2016 on the Businesses Today Show on Newstalk 106FM national radio in Ireland:
Mark O Mahony from Chambers Ireland, and Barry Finnegan, researcher with ATTAC Ireland, and lecturer at the media faculty in Griffith College debate the TTIP, its ISDS, the impact TTIP could have on SMEs and how the CETA can become law in the EU bringing a raft of ISDS cases against the people of Europe even if the European Parliament votes NO to CETA, YES to democracy.
Article 218(5) of EU law (TFEU) allows the EU Council of Ministers to chose whether to give the European Commission the power of “provisional application”. If they do and the Commission signs the final text of CETA – an international trade deal between the EU and Canada – then CETA automatically becomes law (ion the this case) for three years even if the EU Parliament votes No against it.
Aticle 218(5) of TFEU: “5. The Council, on a proposal by the negotiator, shall adopt a decision authorising the signing of the agreement and, if necessary, its provisional application before entry into force.”