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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 January 2010

    EC official confirms ACTA will force changes in domestic law

    The EC Commissioner-designate for the internal market, Michel Barnier, has admitted that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will require changes to domestic law.

    EC official confirms ACTA will force changes in domestic law
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 January 2010

    Educators beware: The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

    In early November, negotiators from the United States, Japan, the European Union, Canada and a select handful of other nations huddled together in a closed-door session in Seoul, South Korea.

    Educators beware: The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 3 December 2009

    EI remains vigilant to keep education out of trade deals

    Trade Ministers from around the world meeting in Geneva ended their discussions on 2 December by reaffirming their political commitment to concluding talks on a new global trade pact in 2010, even as deep differences remain.

    EI remains vigilant to keep education out of trade deals
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2 December 2009

    Behind the scenes at the WTO

    The second day of the WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva has seen trade ministers shift their deliberations about the future of the multilateral trading system to closed working sessions.

    Behind the scenes at the WTO
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 30 November 2009

    Keep education and public services out of WTO agreements

    At the World Trade Organization’s 7th Ministerial Conference in Geneva, EI is urging trade ministers to keep education and other public services off the table.

    Keep education and public services out of WTO agreements
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 27 November 2009

    EI insists education is not a commodity

    Education and other public services are basic human rights, which must not be viewed as commodities or be subjected to commercial trade rules.

    EI insists education is not a commodity
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 November 2009

    Workshop highlights GATS dangers for developing countries

    Developing countries need to approach current negotiations aimed at liberalizing the trade in services with caution, a high level seminar has concluded.

    Workshop highlights GATS dangers for developing countries
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 November 2009

    India alters foreign school rules citing WTO compliance

    Backtracking on earlier commitments, the government of India announced last month it will not require foreign educational institutions to meet quotas or adhere to caps on tuition fees.

    India alters foreign school rules citing WTO compliance
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 November 2009

    WIPO members endorse talks on protection of traditional knowledge

    Following a year-long stalemate, members of the World Intellectual Property Office endorsed a new round of negotiations to develop an international agreement on the protection of traditional knowledge and genetic resources.

    WIPO members endorse talks on protection of traditional knowledge
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 November 2009

    Trade rules and climate change

    Experts are warning that WTO trade rules could affect some measures that countries are taking to combat climate change.

    Trade rules and climate change
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 November 2009

    New book highlights struggles over GATS and education

    Teacher unions and NGOs, including Education International, have played a critical role in limiting the inclusion of education services in the WTO’s GATS agreement, according to a new book by Antoni Verger of the University of Amsterdam.

    New book highlights struggles over GATS and education
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 23 June 2009

    WTO announces 7th Ministerial Meeting

    Members of the World Trade Organization will hold a “scaled-down, no frills” ministerial conference in Geneva November 30 to December 2, the first formal gathering of trade ministers since 2005.

    WTO announces 7th Ministerial Meeting
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 23 June 2009

    EU and Canada launch trade talks

    The European Union and Canada have agreed on the main areas to be negotiated in a possible comprehensive economic agreement.

    EU and Canada launch trade talks
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 23 June 2009

    Developing countries facing new debt crisis

    The global financial crisis and the liberalization of financial services has led to a financing shortfall for developing countries of between $US 250 and $US 750 billion, according to Martin Khor, executive director of the South Centre.

    Developing countries facing new debt crisis
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 June 2009

    Public-Private Partnerships in Education: A new EI study

    EI has completed a new study into the increasing role and impact of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in education systems across all continents.

    Public-Private Partnerships in Education: A new EI study
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 March 2009

    GATS negotiations to resume

    WTO negotiations aimed at liberalizing the international trade in services, including education, are set to begin again after nearly a year-long hiatus.

    GATS negotiations to resume
  17. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 March 2009

    Economic crisis spurs fear of “WTO monster”

    Concerns are being raised that trade agreements like the WTO could hamper the ability of governments to respond effectively to the growing economic crisis.

    Economic crisis spurs fear of “WTO monster”
  18. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 March 2009

    Protest grows over “Buy American” plan

    Criticism is growing over the inclusion of a “Buy American” clause in the U.S. stimulus legislation.

    Protest grows over “Buy American” plan