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Pick the worst TTIP lobbyist


Kenneth Haar: Lobby groups have had a profoundly negative impact on the EU’s position during TTP negotiations

IMF pushes more austerity in the MENA region


Peter Bakvis: The IMF acknowledges that “the refugee crisis is weighing on the economy and public finances” of Jordan but does not explain how cuts will affect the capacity of the government to respond

The World Bank’s new labour safeguard


Sharan Burrow:The Bank must take serious measures to make sure that its labour safeguard is applied rigorously throughout all the projects and activities that it finances

Democracy demands more: end trade union repression in South Korea


Paddy Crumlin: What I, and my brothers and sisters from the ITF, witnessed last week only illustrates a sliver of the attacks against democratic union rights led by the South Korean government and courts