Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

International trade

The EU's trade policy aims to increase the 'competitiveness' of European companies – by guaranteeing them access to raw materials through often secretive free trade deals and by making sure that regulations do not stand in their way. CEO is challenging this craze for so-called competitiveness, which we believe in reality advances the interests of corporate Europe at the expense of social and environmental justice.


Why the Commission’s alleged ISDS ‘reforms’ fail to address the key problems
Compared to other trade talks, EU governments and parliamentarians face far more hurdles to understand and debate TTIP.
A TTIP and farming-themed tour of Brussels' EU district.
"There is de facto a systemic collusion between the Commission and business circles"
Corporate Europe Forum