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by Elmar Stellnberger

The FPÖ as Homeland Party

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Source: info,
Language: en,
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The FPÖ (Austrian right-wing party) understands to position itself as a homeland party. However this stands in contradiction with the neoliberal agenda of the party. You may also be interested in this article if you want to know something about right wing politics in the European Union or globally.



Questions to the ÖVP on Trade and Tax Policy

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Source: info,
Language: en,
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The ÖVP (Austrian branch of the EVP) knows how to set certain course when it comes to trade and tax policy but their overall concept does not convince us.



TTIP 2.0

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
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On April the 15th EU governments have started trade negotiations with the USA. They take place in opposition to the position of the European Parliament which would make the Climate Convention of Paris a precondition for trade talks. Concessions that have already been made are a tripeling of climate-damaging fracking gas imports and a doubeling of soya imports for agrofuels. The trade negotiations start by pressure from the United States to impose punitive tariffs on European cars and planes. That will make fair negotiations impossible. The US want a trade deal on agriculture, genetic engineering, chemistry and pesticides.



Current Petitions & Actions

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Source: action,
Link: about:blank,
Language: en,
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Italy: against Oil Drilling in the Adriatic Sea

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Source: info,
Language: en,
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The British oil and gas company Rockhopper sued Italy in May 2017 because Italy had refused to allow for oil drilling in the Adriatic sea. Before the Italian parliament had forbidden all oil and gas activities because of environmental concerns and because of the problem of earthquakes. Rockhopper sues on top of the Energy Charta Treaty (ECT) for indemnification in the amount of 200-300 Million USD. There has been no decision on the issue yet (2019). Although Italy has already left the Energy Charta Treaty (ECT) it can still be obliged to pay. Italy can be sued up to 20 years with hindsight for any investment taken before Italy has exited the ECT (January the 1st of 2016); a 'zombie' clause in the treaty makes this possible.