[Reuters] EU opens investment part of EU/U.S. trade deal to public debate

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The European Commission has launched three months of public consultations about a planned EU-U.S. trade deal to allay concerns that it will undermine EU members’ rights to set laws on public safety or the environment.

[…] Consumer and environmental groups and some EU lawmakers have been particularly critical of investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS), a provision allowing foreign companies to bring claims against a country if it breaches a trade treaty.