Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

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On 17 April, Via Campesina, the D190-20 Alliance and Corporate Europe Observatory held a lobby tour around the Brussels European quarter, highlighting the corporate lobbies who are pushing an aggressive agenda around TTIP (the EU-US trade deal currently being negotiated). There was a particular emphasis on the impacts TTIP will have, if passed, for farmers' livelihoods, food standards, and for the way food is produced in the EU. The next negotiation round will take place on 20 April, this time in New York.
New report by CEO and Friends of the Earth Europe on the European Commission's new advisory network on fracking, which is opening the back door to shale gas expansion across Europe, despite massive public opposition.
Regulatory cooperation could become the graveyard of public interest lawmaking.
The Alliance for Lobby Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) has today launched two new publications aimed at improving ethics and transparency in the European Parliament.

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