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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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Our new report shows how industry lobbies present employee protection against work-related cancers as an 'unnecessary' burden on companies, and explains which tactics have been used to weaken and delay the European Union's revision of the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive.

 
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Le Parlement européen devra bientôt se prononcer sur le CETA, l’accord commercial entre l’UE et le Canada, et sur les litiges qui pourraient découler de sa ratification par les Etats membres de l’UE. Pourtant, cet accord fait toujours l’objet de vives critiques. En examinant le texte de l’accord, ainsi que les récentes déclarations visant à calmer ses détracteurs et à obtenir des soutiens pour sa ratification, on peut comprendre que les craintes au sujet du CETA sont bien fondées. Au-delà des actions de relations publiques du gouvernement canadien et des tentatives de la Commission européenne pour qu’il soit perçu comme un accord progressiste, le CETA reste ce qu’il a toujours été : un assaut contre la démocratie, contre les travailleurs et contre l’environnement.
Ce serait une grave erreur que de le ratifier.

 
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The EU-Canada trade deal CETA continues to draw heavy criticism. Behind the PR attempts to sell it as a progressive agreement - including recent declarations designed to reassure critics and gain support for its ratification - CETA remains what it always has been: an attack on democracy, workers, and the environment. It would be a major mistake to ratify it.

 
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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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