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Surround the European Business Summit

Location: 
Palais d'Egmont, Brussels
Date: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 08:00 to 12:00

On the early morning of the 15th of May, the Week of Action will be kicked off by surrounding the building where the European Business Summit takes place. The European Business Summit, organised by BusinessEurope (an influential lobby group that represents industry federations from 35 different countries), brings together representatives of big business (Nestlé, Intel, Citigroup, Exxon Mobil) and our political leaders such as José Manuel Barroso, Karel De Gucht, Michel Barnier and Guy Verhofstadt. The organisers of this great lobbying jamboree have stated their goal: to influence European leaders a few days before the elections. The ‘Transatlantic Partnership’ (TTIP) will be at the heart of the debate. Negotiated away from democratic scrutiny, refusing to meet those who oppose it, Karel de Gucht’s ears are open exclusively to big business, who see this treaty as an unmissable opportunity to increase their power within the EU.

But we won't let them!

For more info visit http://www.d19-20.be/en/ or see the flyer, available in English, French and Dutch. The video is also available in French.

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