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.



Capturing COP21 - Corporate influence and the UN climate summit in Paris

The corporate lobby tour

Two separate developments on European regulatory issues – regulatory cooperation under TTIP and the "Better Regulation Agenda" – are set to introduce a new style of rulemaking in the EU, one that would introduce severe obstacles to anything that would against the interests of multinational corporations in the EU and the US. 

Public event on the risks that trade agreements and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) can pose for governments’ ability to regulate to protect the environment and act on climate change.

Public debate on the European Commission's latest proposal for the controversial investor rights in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP.

Les mêmes grandes entreprises à la manœuvre dans le tafta/ ttip et la COP21.

Stop the Crop

Alternative Trade Mandate