Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

TTIP: Regulatory Cooperation - a Threat to Democracy

Short video on a box of power tools for big business lobbyists

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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''OPEN UP'' TO DEMOCRACY!

WHAT DO THE TTIP HAVE TO HIDE?

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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.

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