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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New information shows the chilling scope of proposed EU rules on services (the ‘Bolkestein Directive’) that would give the Commission advance veto power over decisions taken by parliaments and city councils on a vast range of services, including everything from childcare, to energy, to water, and even sex work.
The reform of the EU’s Services Directive (“Bolkestein Directive”) turns out to be even more concerning: we obtained a big number of new documents, showing the breadth of services affected by the proposed Services Notification Procedure & revealing heavy influence of big business lobbies over the proposal.
Check out who lobbies the Permanent Representations of Romania, the Netherlands, and Ireland by viewing the datasets provided to CEO.
Member states play a hugely important role in EU decision-making, but too often they act as middlemen for corporate interests. This new report combines case studies, original research, and analysis to illustrate the depth of the problem – and what you can do about it.