Corporate Europe Observatory

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TTIP: Regulatory Cooperation - a Threat to Democracy

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Watch our video on regulatory cooperation in the TTIP negotiations.

We denounce “regulatory cooperation“ as a danger to democracy and an attempt to put the interests of big business before the protection of citizens, workers and the environment.

The video is a joint project of Campact, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), LobbyControl, Seattle to Brussels Network and SumOfUs.

 

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''OPEN UP'' TO DEMOCRACY!

WHAT DO THE TTIP HAVE TO HIDE?

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A new report on the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) reveals how the trade deal could make EU member states vulnerable to costly lawsuits from North American investors that threaten public interest.

 
 
 
 
 
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