Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

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An analysis of the revised independence policy of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). More reworded than revised, actually.
Corporate Europe Observatory welcomes the announcement by European Commission first vice-president Frans Timmermans today after a college discussion on Commission president Juncker’s Transparency Initiative. It appears that earlier announced transparency obligations on commissioners to publish details of meetings with lobbyists, are now extended to also cover staff in cabinets and directors-general. This is an important step forward in providing greater transparency around the role of lobbying in EU decision-making, but further steps are needed.
NGOs criticise move by ex-commissioner and now MEP Viviane Reding to join the board of Nyrstar mining company.
CEO just responded to the European Ombudsman’s public consultation on transparency in the negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), outlining suggestions for ending the secrecy in the EU-US trade talks.

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