EU Watchdog Radio: Episode 2
Green Deal or EU-US Trade Deal?
In this second episode Nina Holland and Kenneth Haar, both researchers from the Brussels-based lobby watchdog Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), analyze the ongoing negotiations on a EU-US trade deal and what impact this ‘TTIP-light’ could have on the so called European Green Deal. This Green Deal is the alpha and omega of the new European Commission under president Ursula von der Leyen, that promises to EU citizens for it to be an ambitious package of new policies to steer various economical sectors into a more sustainable and climate friendly direction. But TTIP-light could have heavy impacts on how Europe protects it’s citizens against for example toxic pesticides, GMO’s and other unsustainable practices.
Both CEO and Counter Balance raise awareness on the importance of good governance in the European Union, by researching issues like lobbying of large and powerful industries, corporate capture of decision making, corruption, fraud, human rights violations in areas like agro-business, biotech & chemical companies, the financial sector & public investment banks, trade, energy&climate, scientific research and much more…
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