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Template letter: Mayor asking governments to stop CETA ratification

CETA is about to start its ratification process through the EU institutions. It's not too late to stop it.

To do so, mayors who passed motions to declare their cities as TTIP/CETA free are warmly invited to take action by asking their governments to oppose the deal.

This template letter can be used by the campaigns, translated and adapted to each local or national context.

EUROCITIES STATEMENT ON TTIP AND FUTURE AGREEMENTS

Statement by Eurocities published in May 2016.

The organisation of European cities formulates demands on:

TTIP&CETA ARE THREATENING THE PEOPLES AND THE PLANET ! (GREEK)

This document has been published by the Greek campaign to Stop TTIP and CETA, and the organisation Nature Friends Greece.

In Aristotelis (Aristotle's homeland), there is a strong movement to stop a dirty gold mining activity held by a Canadian transnational corporation called The Canadian Eldorado Gold. The people living there is resisting to a social and environmental disaster. Their capacity to win the fight and to eject the Canadian company is completely jeopardise by CETA. We have to stop the toxic trade deals TTIP and CETA, for the peoples and for the planet!

GUIDE TO OPPOSE THE PRO-CETA PROPAGANDA (FRENCH)

A little guide published by Attac France, Attac Quebec and Aitec to understand what is really at stake with the EU-Canada free trade agreement (CETA) and strengthen our capacity to dismantle the pro-CETA arguments.

LARISA (GREECE) IS TTIP & CETA FREE

Picture made by Nature Friends Greece to celebrate the motion passed by the Larisa city council to declare this 124,394 inhabitants city as TTIP and CETA free.

Feel free to use it on your social networks.

 

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LESBOS ISLAND IS TTIP&CETA FREE

Picture made by Nature Friends Greece after the Lesbos Island turned into TTIP and CETA free

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VICENZA (ITALY) IS TTIP-FREE

The city of Vicenza (in the Venetian region in Italy) turned into TTIP-free. A motion has been voted by 20 favour and 2 against.

Spread the word on the social networks using this picture and the hash tags:

  • #StopTTIP
  • #StopCETA
  • #TTIPfree
  • #CETAfree 

MADRID IS TTIP-FREE

The city of Madrid (Spain) declared itself as a TTIP & CETA free zone.

The picture (in English and Spanish) can be use to spread the word on the social networks, using one of these hash tags:

  • #StopTTIP
  • #StopCETA
  • #niTTIPniCETA
  • #MadridNoTTIP

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PRESS REVIEW - BARCELONA MEETING

Context

On April 21st and 22nd of 2016, about 40 mayors and councillors from several European countries gathered in Barcelona for the “First pan European meeting of local authorities and new generation of free trade agreements”.

They answered the invitation launched by the Barcelona city council to create a network of progressive local authorities opposing TTIP, CETA and TiSA.

DEMONSTRATION IN HANNOVER

On April 23rd, 2016, the German campaign to stop TTIP and CETA, called people to march in the streets of Hannover during the President Obama's visit in Germany. Over 10,000 people came in the streets, some of them holding city signs to show how massive is the TTIP-free zones mobilisation across Europe.

Here are some pictures of this successful mobilisation.

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