States sign investment protection agreements among themselves, multinational corporations can sue if they are violated. This is becoming ever more frequent. But more and more States are reacting by terminating those agreements.
Donald Trump's election as US President is the culmination of a trend whereby ever more people in industrialized countries regard globalization has misguided. Does this signal victory for the progressive "anti-globalization movement"? An analysis.
The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Seco) has replied to our opinion, published in Le Temps on December 6th. We publish it here, with the counter-reply and the arguments of its author, Isolda Agazzi.
In 2010, Philip Morris filed a complaint against Uruguay over its anti-tobacco legislation. The tobacco giant sued for US$25 million in compensation. On 8 July 2016, Uruguay received a favourable award. Why this lawsuit should never have existed.
Launched by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, the Doha Round is now deadlocked. Hardly any headway has been made in 15 years. Despite this, Alliance Sud favours the multilateral path over bilateral or regional free trade agreements.