[CML 049012] グリーンピースが日欧ＥＰＡ交渉文書をリーク ＥＵの環境保護にとって重大な懸念となると警告
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2017年 6月 27日 (火) 12:05:33 JST
Leaked trade papersEU backtracks on transparency and environment pledges
Press release - June 23, 2017
Brussels/Amsterdam, 23 June 2017 - Greenpeace Netherlands is releasing 205
pages of previously undisclosed chapters from secret talks for an EU-Japan
trade agreement (known as JEFTA).
The papers expose the failure of the European Commission and European
governments to stick to their commitments
transparency, warned Greenpeace.
The leaked papers, which can be found on trade-leaks.org
<http://www.trade-leaks.org/>, expose a lax approach to environmental
protection, despite Commission assurances that it would uphold the highest
standards in EU trade agreements, said Greenpeace.
*Greenpeace trade policy campaigner Kees Kodde *said: *“The leaked papers
show that the EU and European governments are still doing secret trade
deals that trample all over the environment, despite promising that they
wouldn’t. After millions of people opposed trade deals with Canada and the
US because of their impact on democracy and the environment, the Commission
has learnt nothing from its mistakes. To broker trade deals that benefit
society and nature, the EU must stand by its values and principles, not
sacrifice them for the sake of a handful of multinationals. Trade must not
be an end in itself, but a means to achieve social and environmental
wellbeing that keeps us within our planetary boundaries. It’s time for a
new approach to trade that protects people and planet.”*
New approaches to trade will be the focus of discussions on the future of
EU trade policy with NGOs, policymakers and experts at the *Trade Lab*
<http://www.tradelab.eu/>, an event organised by ten civil society
organisations in Brussels on 26 June. Greenpeace has laid out ten principles
a fairer trade policy that upholds social and environmental standards.
The JEFTA papers leaked by Greenpeace Netherlands are mostly dated between
late 2016 and early 2017, just ahead of the 18th round of negotiations.
Negotiators hope to wrap up the new deal over the coming weeks. If it is
concluded, the agreement with Japan could be the EU’s biggest ever trade
deal, covering a trade volume twice as large as the trade agreement with
Canada (known as CETA).
For more information on the leaked papers, please consult the media briefing
*Kees Kodde* - *Greenpeace trade policy campaigner*: +31 (0)6 53623818,
kees.kodde at greenpeace.org
*Milo Laureij - Greenpeace communications*: +31 (0)6 29001159,
milo.laureij at greenpeace.org
This press comment is also available on: *www.trade-leaks.org*
For breaking news and comment on EU affairs: *www.twitter.com/GreenpeaceEU*
Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to
change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and
to promote peace. Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments,
the EU, businesses or political parties.