Corporate Europe Observatory

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TTIP: Regulatory Cooperation - a Threat to Democracy

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Watch our video on regulatory cooperation in the TTIP negotiations.

We denounce “regulatory cooperation“ as a danger to democracy and an attempt to put the interests of big business before the protection of citizens, workers and the environment.

The video is a joint project of Campact, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), LobbyControl, Seattle to Brussels Network and SumOfUs.

 

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Submitted by lynn evans (not verified) on

''OPEN UP'' TO DEMOCRACY!

WHAT DO THE TTIP HAVE TO HIDE?

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A deregulation agenda is sweeping through the Commission & member states, particularly pushed by the UK.

The recent leak of many parts of TTIP, allowing us for the first time to read the negotiating position of the US, confirms our most serious concerns.

Dangerous attacks against regulations protecting public interest wouldn't be prevented by 'new' proposals.

Despite growing concerns among the European public, the new EU proposal on regulatory cooperation in TTIP does nothing to address the upcoming democratic threats.

The official EU assessment of glyphosate was based on unpublished studies owned by industry. Seven months later, the pesticide industry still fights disclosure and, so far, successfully. We obtained a copy of their arguments.

While CEO is not taking a position on the UK referendum, many of our publications are relevant to those who will have a vote, or those who are following the debate.

Biodiversity collapse, the future of agriculture, politics versus science, EU States and the European Commission shifting blame on each other, industry's capture of the regulatory process through data secrecy, a Commissioner caught between Juncker, EU States, lobby groups, and his own services... The glyphosate saga, coming to the end of its first phase tomorrow, has been an entry point into many broader problems. Overview.

The current struggle in France over labour law reforms is not just between the Government and trade unions – a European battle is waged. The attacks on social rights stem in no small part from the web of EU-rules dubbed 'economic governance', invented to impose austerity policies on member states.

 
 
 
 
 
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