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UK trade secretary Liam Fox has come under fire for the strong business bias of his Department for International Trade's lobby meetings, as he launches unofficial trade negotiations with the US today - a bias that raises questions about the way a possible post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal might be skewed in the interest of Big Business.

 
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Le rapport "Poursuites investisseur - État: une vraie mine d'or!" énonce l'histoire d'une région roumaine et de son combat contre l'exploitation d'une mine aux conséquences potentiellement désastreuses. Malgré l’opposition publique et certaines victoires juridiques, la multinationale canadienne Gabriel Resources est en procédure contre la Roumanie dans un tribunal d'arbitrage privé chargé de régler les différents entre investisseurs et États. Gabriel Resources demande 4,4 milliards de dollars, soit l'équivalent de la moitié du budget national consacré à la santé, pour la perte de ses profits estimés.

 
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A new investigation by Corporate Europe Observatory and Seas at Risk reveals that fishing industry lobbyists have used press passes to access the EU Council building during crucial ministerial negotiations on fishing quotas.

 
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‘Dieselgate’ was the result of corporate-driven deregulation. Our new report takes a look at the complicity of the Commission's 'Better Regulation' agenda and at the way member states and European institutions have turned a blind eye to industry-wide abuse.

 
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Las multinacionales como Monsanto tienen a su disposición recursos ilimitados de lobby con el que consiguen poder político. Esta pequeña guía, publicada con motivo del Tribunal Internacional Monsanto en La Haya,  expone algunas de las principales estrategias y herramientas de lobby de Monsanto, ilustradas con ejemplos de distintas partes del mundo.

 
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New study on the Commission's legislative advisory groups highlights a continuing Big Business bias - despite Commission's new rules.

 
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Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources is using an investor-state lawsuit to push through its illegal toxic goldmine in the historical Romanian village of Roşia Montană. The claim foreshadows the multi-billion $ claims which could hit EU member states if the EU-Canada trade deal CETA comes into force.

 
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The EU is negotiating a number of highly controversial free trade agreements, which would give more powers to corporations. Our new report shows how regulatory cooperation in CETA and TTIP is a gift for Big Business that keeps on giving.

 
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Last year, the EU’s trade secrets directive was enacted, but the way it defines these secrets is so broad that it will likely hinder public scrutiny of corporations in Europe. Our new report highlights what legislators and civil society organisations need to watch out for when implementing the directive.

 
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Le CETA est un traité de commerce qui limitera les options de politiques publiques dans des domaines divers comme les droits de propriété intellectuelle, les marchés publics, la sécurité alimentaire, la réglementation financière, le mouvement temporaire des travailleurs, la réglementation nationale et les services publics, pour ne citer qu'une partie des thèmes abordés dans cette analyse.

 
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The EU is negotiating a number of highly controversial free trade agreements, which would give more powers to corporations. Our new report shows how regulatory cooperation in CETA and TTIP is a gift for Big Business that keeps on giving.

There are many fundamental flaws in the argumentation they are putting forward. In a guest article, Claire Robinson of GMWatch rebutts many of the claims made by those green activists who have recently “come out” as GMO-proponents.

Canadian company TransCanada wants to sue the US for over US$15 billion in compensation - because President Obama rejected the contested Keystone XL oil pipeline. Another warning sign for extreme corporate rights in EU trade deals such as TTIP and CETA.

The voice of the Dutch Government has been loud and clear in Brussels on the issue of cisgenic plants. The Dutch have waged a sustained campaign to have new GM techniques – and in particular cisgenesis – excluded from EU GMO regulations. Several Dutch ministries, the Dutch Parliament, the Dutch Permanent Representation in Brussels, and Dutch MEPs have energetically pursued this goal.

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