Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

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Guided tours

When the weather allows it, CEO organises guided lobby tours of the EU quarter. We walk visitors around key lobby landmarks in the capital and explain how corporations manage to influence the EU institutions. Lobby tour dates are announced in our newsletter, on social media and here on the site. If you wish for us to arrange a guided tour for groups, please use the 'lobbytour' form and fill it with the details (group size, profile, preferred language, possible dates,...) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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CEO turns the spotlight on another of the interest groups operating within the European Parliament.

The voice of the Dutch Government has been loud and clear in Brussels on the issue of cisgenic plants. The Dutch have waged a sustained campaign to have new GM techniques – and in particular cisgenesis – excluded from EU GMO regulations. Several Dutch ministries, the Dutch Parliament, the Dutch Permanent Representation in Brussels, and Dutch MEPs have energetically pursued this goal.

At least one developer of new GM crops – Canadian-based Cibus – has attempted to bypass the European policy process by presenting policy makers with a fait accompli: decisions by individual Member States on the regulatory status of new techniques, as well as prematurely-launched trials of new GM crops.

The biotech industry is staging an audacious bid to have a whole new generation of genetic engineering techniques excluded from European regulations. The pending decision of the European Commission on the regulation of these so-called 'new GMOs' represents a climax point in the ongoing below-the-radar attack by industry on GM laws.

The corporate lobby tour

Stop the Crop

Alternative Trade Mandate