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The GATS: the role of Europe in the WTO [en]
30 December 2003

 

Main issues

  • a) implications of the GATS for the respect of fundamental rights and equal opportunities.
  • b) threat of the GATS for public services.
  • c) threat of the GATS for democracy.
  • d) role of Europe in the 133 Committee in Geneva, Doha and Cancun.
  • e) requests and bids for liberalization presented by Europe.
  • f) attitude of the European Parliament.

Alternative proposals

- moratorium on the GATS negotiations and renegotiation of this agreement
- definition of public services
- public services excluded from the GATS
- ending the irreversible nature of all processes of liberalization

Implementation

By actively raising citizen awareness, especially through the unions and by resorting to civil disobedience in order to force the European decision makers to concede.






 
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