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We will be joining activists, organisations and social movements from across Europe for the Attac Summer University in France.

Ce lobby  tour à Paris vous propose de partir à la découverte des entreprises, institutions financières, firmes d’audit, cabinets de lobbying, associations professionnelles et autres qui contribuent à freiner les mesures pour la justice fiscale, en France et au niveau européen.

Le lobby tour est organisé par CEO, Observatoire des Multinationales, Attac France, ActionAid France, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Plateforme Paradis fiscaux et Judiciaires.

In CEO's December 2015 interview with Renato Cinco, the City Councillor and chair of Rio’s Special Committee on the Water Crisis already warned of privatisation threats. Now, Brazil's “interim” government, signed an emergency loan to the State of Rio de Janeiro to help finance the 2016 Olympics infrastructure - a bailout conditional on the privatisation of the State's public water supply and sanitation company. 

In the run up to the UK referendum on EU membership on 23 June, Corporate Europe Observatory has tabled a series of freedom of information requests to find out how UK finance lobbies have been influencing the referendum negotiations and the Capital Markets Union. But the Brexit-Bremain referendum seems to be a freedom of information black hole.