TTIP: a corporate lobbying paradise

Which businesses are pushing most for the proposed EU-US trade deal TTIP? Who’s influencing EU negotiators? Corporate Europe Observatory’s eight new info-graphics reveal the corporate lobby behind the TTIP talks.

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It is quite terrifying that so many are playing games on these issues. I truly truly hope that the EU does not bend on the rules

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A most irritating website constantly changing so you can't read any article in full

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