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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.
Somebody forwarded Corporate Europe Observatory this invite to a select cocktail party on 17 July 2014, organised by the Transatlantic Business Council at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU. Another occasion for big business representatives to meet US & EU TTIP negotiators in a pleasant and discreet environment...
A new revolving door case threatens to expose severe weaknesses in how the commission handles conflicts of interest cases and its claim to transparency in this area. It also gives real insight into how the revolving door works in practice, with a former official blatantly marketing himself as an ex-insider to benefit clients and his new consultancy employer.
CEO just responded to the public consultation over the EU's plan to enshrine far-reaching rights for foreign investors in the proposed EU-US trade deal, rejecting the Commission's approach.

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