The EU's trade policy aims to increase the competitiveness of European companies - by guaranteeing them access to the world's raw materials, opening new markets through free trade deals and by making sure that regulations at home do not stand in their way. CEO is challenging this craze for competitiveness, which we believe advances the interests of corporate Europe at the expense of social and environmental justice.
Corporate Europe Observatory, the Council of Canadians and the Transnational Institute
Amsterdam/Brussels/Ottawa, May 6th.- The proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada would grant energy companies far-reaching rights to challenge bans and regulations of environmentally damaging shale gas development (fracking), a new briefing by Corporate Europe Observatory, The Council of Canadians and the Transnational Institute shows.
Corporate Europe Observatory
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.