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People’s News No. 115 Out Now

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The current issue of the People’s News No. 115 is out now

P.1 “Water in its natural state” – the threat posed by CETA to public ownership of water. The treatment of water and water services in international trade agreements remains a controversial issue globally.

P.3 Dutch had euro-exit plan while we were being ruled by troika. Details have emerged that both the Dutch and German governments were preparing emergency plans for a return to their national currencies at the height of the euro crisis.

P4 Italian campaign against Euro launched. The leader of Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement has taken his campaign for a referendum on the euro to Brussels.

P.5 The current status of CETA. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a trade agreement – very similar to TTIP – between the EU and Canada.

P.5 European Commission threatens to leave small firms in the lurch. Since 2009 the Commission has been examining new legislation for its effects on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

P.6 TEEU votes to ‘Scrap TTIP’. The recent TEEU Biennial Delegate Conference in Kilkenny pledged the union ‘to oppose the ratification and implementation of TTIP in all forums in which it participates.’

P.6 Need for Plan B? It is quite clear that the Eurozone structural problems have never been resolved and probably never can be.

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