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How the European Union accord would promote privatization in Tunisia?

A mobilization against the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA; ALECA) has generated debate on how the European Union accord would promote privatization in Tunisia. “The Economic and Social Research Association Mohamed Ali El Hakim is named after the founder of the trade union movement in Tunisia. It was created by activists on the left, mainly from the popular front. Its main objective is to propagate a knowledge on economic, social subjects with a militant word that exceeds the dominant discourse, the liberal discourse. ARES has also published three collective works, a first on debt, a second on the economic crisis in Tunisia—with a historical reading of the development model – and a third on the 2018 finance law. A fourth is in the process of being published and deals with public companies and the debate about their privatization.”

Trading Privatisation : Time to Fight Back!

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are driving privatization on a global scale. They pose a very real threat to public sector services and may even prevent attempts to re-nationalize when privatization fails. PSI and AFTINET are hold a “Trading Privatization Forum” on 31 August in Sydney, Australia. This forum will examine how trade agreements like TiSA, the TPP and the RCEP promote deregulation, commercialization and privatization of services ranging from health, education and childcare, care for the elderly and for people with disabilities to public transport, energy and water. It will also discuss strategies to defeat them.

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La pandemia: Un gran negocio para empresas transnacionales

Este artículo investiga como cláusulas contenidas en los tratados de libre comercio, conocidas como resolución de controversias inversor-Estado (acrónimo ISDS en inglés), abre brechas para que grandes empresas transnacionales demanden judicialmente gobiernos que crearon políticas de emergencia de combate a la pandemia.

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Tackling Inequality - Fiscal Monitor - Oct 2017

Rising inequality and slow economic growth in many countries have focused attention on policies to support inclusive growth. While some inequality is inevitable in a marketbased economic system, excessive inequality can erode social cohesion, lead to political polarization, and ultimately lower economic growth. This Fiscal Monitor discusses how fiscal policies can help achieve redistributive objectives. It focuses on three salient policy debates: tax rates at the top of the income distribution, the introduction of a universal basic income, and the role of public spending on education and health.

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La pandemia: un gran negocio para empresas transnacionales

Al ver sus ganancias amenazadas por la pandemia de Covid-19, las empresas transnacionales planean utilizar cláusulas presentes en acuerdos de libre comercio para demandar a los países que han adoptado políticas públicas de emergencia para combatir la crisis. Este video es una producción de la ISP en asociación con Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil.