At the time of ratification of the FTA by the European Parliament, in December 2012, a research report warned about the risks from particular aspects in the trade agreement, namely increased money laundering and tax avoidance, due to FTA provisions such as free movement of capital and liberalisation of financial services. A comprehensive research report on the inclusion of financial services in EU free trade and association agreements by the ex-post impact assessment unit of the European Parliament, confirmed those risks.
*** deutsche Übersetzung der Einleitung und Zusammenfassung *** The Resolution 2628 of the European Parliament, signed on the 13th of June 2012 and popularly called the Road Map of the FTA between Colombia-Peru-Ecuador and the European Union (EU), can be understood as reinforcing and broadening the scope of the 2011 Obama-Santos Labour Action Plan (LAP). … weiterlesen
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