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.

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Polluters in Peru blog

Corporate Europe Observatory analyses the UK government's grid of stakeholders working on TTIP which clearly illustrates how the forces for and against the EU-US trade deal are shaping up.
170 organisations de la société civile s'unissent pour demander de mettre fin à la “coopération réglementaire”
"The proposal fulfils the ambitions of some of the biggest business lobby groups" - CEO's Kenneth Haar
On Monday, 19 January, CEO submitted a complaint to the European Ombudsman regarding maladministration at the European Commission of an access to information request about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Alternative Trade Mandate

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