Jobbik rejects the creation of a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States

Monday, July 14, 2014

Jobbik firmly rejects the creation of a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States, which would increase Hungary's vulnerability and "colonial status."

Jobbik parliamentary Deputy-Leader Márton Gyöngyösi called on the Hungarian government to put national interests first and represent the economic interests of the country instead of promoting western economic interests.

The free trade agreement will deepens "Hungary and the entire Central-Eastern European region's economic colonization," by loosening the standards for privacy, food safety, consumer protection and further strengthening the position of powerful western corporations in the country at the expense of consumers, workers, local farmers, small and medium-sized enterprises read the communiqué.

According to Jobbik, Brussels is under pressure from the powerful industry lobby urging officials to opening up markets for questionable quality American agricultural and food products.

Because Hungary has the power of veto in the adoption of the agreement, Jobbik calls upon the government to clarify its position in relation to the free trade negotiations and by doing so reject it and stand up for the strategic interests of the Hungarian nation - concludes the communiqué.

(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

U.S. law imposes itself on European territory by Jean-Claude Paye

www.voltairenet.org/article184692.html

European governments most hypocritically claim that the mandate given to the European Commission to negotiate a transatlantic trade and investment partnership agreement with Washington falls within European law. Actually as with previous agreements such as Swift, data related to air passengers, and to tax evasion, the Commission has been told to suspend the application of European law when negotiating with the US. Consequently negotiations amount to deciding the areas in which Europeans will no longer be protected by their respectives States...
These agreements signed by member countries of the EU with the U.S. administration are in breach of national laws for the protection of personal data, and Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 "On the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data", directive integrated into national law of all member states. The application of FATCA on the soil of the old continent violates the national law of European countries and the EU law. These laws have not been erased, but suspended. They will not be taken into account in relations with the United States...
The rule of U.S. law on European soil is also one of the issues in the negotiations of the establishment of a transatlantic free trade, the transatlantic partnership for trade and investment. (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).
With TTIP, U.S. companies can, in the name of free competition, file complaint against a state that denies them permits for exploitation of shale gas or imposes food standards and social standards. This system of dispute resolution could allow Americans to bring down swathes of European regulation creating legal precedents to this private American justice. The principle of introducing such a mechanism was in fact accepted by the Europeans in the negotiating mandate, issued to the Commission in June 2013, by the Ministers of European trade. The preferred forum for such arbitration shall be the International Centre for Settlement of Investment disputes (ICSID), a body under the World Bank, based in Washington, including judges, business lawyers, and teachers of law, who are appointed on a case by case basis: an arbitrator appointed by the complainant company, one by the State of Washington, and the third Secretary General of ICSID.
If this procedure, partially accepted, comes into play in the future grand transatlantic market, European law will disappear once again, here in front of a private court on American soil, in which the U.S. side will play the leading role.

Anonymous said...

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Corporate Hijack of Europe

www.globalresearch.ca/the-transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership-ttip-and-the-corporate-hijack-of-europe/

Tom Vilsack is the US Agriculture Secretary. In an attempt to support giant agritech and food corporations’ aims to eliminate all ‘unnecessary’ barriers to trade and investment between the US and EU via the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Vilsack has stated in public that he wants “sound science” to underpin any rules governing food trade. On a visit to Brussels last month, he came out with the following statement:

“Science is a common language… we will be working towards making sure that whatever agreements are reached, they are consistent with sound science.”...
“The main reason some multinationals prefer GM technologies over the many alternatives is that GM offers more lucrative ways to control intellectual property and global supply chains. To sideline open discussion of these issues, related interests are now trying to deny the many uncertainties and suppress scientific diversity. This undermines democratic debate – and science itself.”...
Coming from the GMO biotech industry, or its political mouthpieces, the term “sound science” rings extremely hollow. The industry conceals the data produced by its research under the guise of ‘commercial confidentiality’ [5], while independent research highlights the very serious dangers of its products [6,7]. It has also engaged in fakery [8], bribery [9] and intimidation [10] as well as the the distortion [11] and censorship of science [12]. If “sound science” is to be held in such high regard, why resort to these methods?...
he notion of “sound science” thus becomes hijacked to form part of a corporate agenda. Science writer Colin Macilwain says:

“The term ‘sound science’ has become Orwellian double-speak for various forms of pro-business spin.” [13]

While there are demands for strong rules for confidentiality of business information within the TTIP, biotech, pesticide and food lobbies have made their opposition known to an initiative by the European Food and Safety Agency to facilitate public access to data from safety studies done by the industry [14]. The public has for too long been kept in the dark about industry-backed ‘science’ that has been used to gain regulatory approvals to get its products onto the commercial market...
As CEO argues, when US farm lobbyists push for “sound science” as the basis for food supply trade rules, what they mean by this term is that they want Europe to eliminate all restrictions on imports of food from the US and to adopt a US-style food supply regulatory regime, stripped of the precautionary principle. US corporations want to make it difficult for European consumers to identify whether what they’re eating is food that was produced using health-damaging practices EU consumers are against, like GMO maize, chlorine-washed chicken and meat from animals treated with growth hormone.

Anonymous said...

Check Mating Washington in its Own Backyard with BRICSIANSE

www.strategic-culture.org/news/2014/07/15/check-mating-washington-its-own-backyard-with-bricsianse.html

... Putin is making the most of his six-day visit to Latin America. He forgave Cuba's debt to Russia while visiting Havana and also stopped in Nicaragua and Rio de Janeiro. While in Cuba, Putin met with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and his brother, Raul Castro, Cuba's president, two leaders who continue to infuriate the neo-con and right-wing power centers of Washington. Putin also attended the final game of the World Cup in Rio. Russia is the host of 2018 World Cup. Putin also visited Argentina where he signed a deal on nuclear energy. The interest of Iran, Argentina, Nigeria, Syria, and Egypt in joining BRICS may soon see the group's acronym become «BRICSIANSE». Such a development would triumph the nations of the world that refuse to take orders from Washington and the presence of Syria would spell ultimate defeat of the Obama doctrine of «R2P», or «Responsibility to Protect» pro-U.S. and Western intelligence agency-financed opposition leaders intent on replacing anti-American governments with pro-U.S. regimes. Syria joining BRICS as a full or associate member would drive a stake through the heart of R2P.

The Obama administration could not convince a single South American leader to avoid the BRICS summit in Brazil. In fact, two of the South American leaders sitting down with Putin, Xi, Rousseff, and the other leaders in Brazil, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and Suriname's President Desi Bouterse, have been the subject of CIA- and State Department-linked destabilization efforts and sanctions threats. Also in attendance at BRICS are Argentina's President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, Guyana's President Donald Ramotar, Paraguay's President Horacio Cartes, Peru's President Ollanta Humala, and Uruguay's President José Mujica. America's sanctions against Russia and its saber-rattling against China on behalf of Japan and the Philippines have fallen on deaf ears in South America. The teenager-like antics of Nuland, Jacobson, along with those of U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice and U.S. ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, are sure to be discussed in sideline gossip by the leaders gathered in Fortaleza...
The security operations by BRICS in Afghanistan stand to replace those of the United State after the withdrawal of its troops from that country. Russia has led BRICS efforts on dealing with money laundering and cross-border crime and it has drawn the participation of Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in its efforts. Observers from Mongolia and Armenia also joined the talks. In the area of security, synergism is apparent between the BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that brings Russia and China into a common security policy with central Asian states like Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Russia and China appear determined that Ukraine and Georgia will be the «line in the sand» for any further encroachments by George Soros- and CIA-led «R2P» revolutions in the Eurasian space. It is also clear that Putin outsmarted Obama in his own backyard.

Anonymous said...

America: An Ordinary Nation Ruled by Greedy, Unjust, and Inhumane People. Realpolitik! Taking the Low Road

www.globalresearch.ca/america-an-ordinary-nation-ruled-by-greedy-unjust-and-inhumane-people/

...How has America become this nation belligerent to all? How has this nation that its founding father advised to always be guided by an exalted justice and benevolence become one guided by shameful injustice and malevolence? It adopted the philosophy of realpolitik!

Realpolitik was formulated by a German, Ludwig von Rochau, in 1853. To Rochau, the law of power governs international relationships just as the law of gravity governs the physical world. Otto von Bismarck is the most famous advocate of realpolitik. As Chancellor of Prussia, Bismarck sought to bring about Prussian dominance in Europe. He manipulated political issues to antagonize other countries and started wars to attain his goals. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

E. H. Carr, a British historian and international relations theorist, argued for realpolitik by promoting the belief that there is no God, that there is no moral dimension, and that what is successful is right...
Realpolitik consists of policies based primarily on power rather than ideology or morals. Henry Kissinger, a modern day Machiavelli, is a prominent exponent of realpolitik. He formally introduced realpolitik to American diplomats during the administration of Richard Nixon. But Machiavellians have always existed among human beings, even before Il Principe was written.

The trouble is realpolitik has never worked for more than a short time. It enabled Bismarck to unify Germany under a Prussian hegemony, but it utterly destroyed Europe twice in thirty years in the Twentieth Century and is responsible for the slaughter of millions of people by the commission of atrocities hitherto never heard of. It is not working today...


Organic Food Higher in Antioxidants and Lower in Toxic Metals and Pesticides Overwhelming Evidence

www.globalresearch.ca/organic-food-higher-in-antioxidants-and-lower-in-toxic-metals-and-pesticides/

Géza said...

Jobbik is right about this! It will be a disaster for Hungary, but for all europian countries! It is all about big business getting complete control.

If the Hungarian government doesn't use their veto right then it is clear who they really are. Traitors just like the left wing and serving other masters then the Hungarian nation.

Angela Bogaczy said...

'If the Hungarian government doesn't use their veto right then it is clear who they really are. Traitors just like the left wing and serving other masters then the Hungarian nation.'

That, sadly, is becoming clearer every day. (There won't be a veto.)

By the way, Juncker has published a policy manifesto here: http://juncker.epp.eu/my-priorities . He invites comments, but makes no offer of response. I was feeling skittish, so I took up his 'more Europe, not less' policy line. I cannot resist publishing it here:

'Mr Juncker, you make no reference at all to the Versailles set of treaties that created new states after WWI (most since disintegrated to various extents), nor to the 3 million ethnic Hungarians who came under foreign rule at the time, whose progeny continues to suffer as second-class citizens under foreign rule. You want 'more Europe', not less. So should you not be thinking about alleviating the suffering of Hungarian minorities in EU states ( Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic), and in the candidate EU state, Serbia, who continue to be subjects of hostile foreign rule? May I suggest that you insist upon (at minimum) the right to cultural and political autonomy in all areas where Hungarian territories (two-thirds of the whole) were severed from Hungary by the Treaty of Trianon? Or does your ‘more Europe’ condemn those Hungarians to their political extinction as an ethnic group because, in your view, ethnicity ceases to have recognition in your ‘more Europe’ ideology?'

Please push some points of our interest at him yourselves!

Anonymous said...

BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency reserves to cut out Western dominance

rt.com/business/173008-brics-bank-currency-pool/

...$100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn...counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar.
...BRICS bank is seen as a first step to break the dominance of the US dollar in global trade, as well as dollar-backed institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, both US-based institutions BRICS countries have little influence within...
Future members could include countries in other emerging markets blocs... creation of the bank will lessen dependence on the West and create a more multi-polar world, at least financially... BRICS Stock Alliance...proposed ...energy alliance...

‘Building a BRICS wall’ by Adrian Salbuchi

www.asalbuchi.com.ar/

rt.com/op-edge/172624-brics-putin-arab-spring/

...Wall Street, have become a symbol of the global power elite’s protecting its immoral and criminal usurer mega-bankers against the working people...
BRICS will not continue to allow the West to impose its currencies, its debt-based economic philosophy, its moral “values” and its money-dependant “democracy” on everybody.
...IMF and World Bank were for decades the West’s financial control kingpins working for the mega bankers and promoting Washington and London’s geopolitical agendas worldwide.
...Country after country is toying with the idea of joining BRICS...Many a South American country would do well to consider the BRICS option, especially after seeing the chaos wrought by Western “chaos engineering” in the Middle East, aka “Arab Spring”. That same chaos will eventually target South American countries not docile to US/UK interests...
The grand chessboard pieces are starting to fall into place in surprising ways that even Trilateral Commission founder and ideologue (and arch anti-Russian and pro-US) geopolitical egghead Zbigniew Brzezinski, never imagined....starting to take the Western powers by surprise; doing things faster than they can intelligently react to; better than they can understand; subtler than they can even notice...Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron - himself a brilliant military strategist – once remarked that the key to a good strategy rests on two S’s: Secrecy & Surprise.
...BRICS’s notable on-going success seems to be doing things quite well in terms of geopolitical timing. For the Western powers, after their massive defeats in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Asia in general and, increasingly, throughout Latin America, it’s probably already too late for them to react...
Let’s hope the BRICS wall continues to quickly strengthen, consolidate, grow and become so formidable, that no one will dare to trespass on it.

9 EU countries ready to block economic sanctions against Russia

rt.com/business/172888-9-eu-block-sanctions-russia/

...France, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Slovenia, and EU President Italy...will block the measure,”.
...US sees slapping Russia with sanctions as a way to promote its own trade agenda with Europe, a side rarely explored in mainstream media. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and Europe would create the world's largest free trade zone...an "economic NATO" or could end up putting corporation interest above national.“...negotiations on a free trade agreement, which would force the EU into serious concessions, in particular, agricultural quality standards and regulation on genetically modified products. In this circumstance, restrictions against Russia will force EU countries to expand trade with the US,”...citing shale gas as an example...
Europe clearly has much more to lose by punishing its neighbor (edit - "Russia"), with annual trade in goods and services worth $330 billion. American trade with Russia, by contrast is just a tenth of that at $38.1 billion.

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