To classify as strongly and widely as possible, or not to – that is the EU’s question on titanium dioxide right now. The chemical is found in many everyday items including sunscreen and paint and is a “suspected carcinogen”. Discussion of the classification issue are underway, and what is already clear is that the controversy about corporate lobbying on this file is making some member states think again.
Industry lobbyists are spending millions of euros to influence an upcoming EU decision on labelling titanium dioxide – found in everyday products like sunscreen – a “suspected carcinogen”. The lobbying is led by an unregistered trade association and a public relations consultancy; nonetheless, they appear to have the ear of member states and the European Commission.
The plastics industry mounted a significant lobby campaign to influence the European Commission’s recent Plastics Strategy. Industry is now seeking to unpick or undermine key elements of the strategy through lacklustre or non-existing voluntary commitments, or outright opposition. With the Commission likely to publish its proposal to tackle single-use plastic products any day, will it adopt an ambitious approach towards binding regulations on industry?
Las multinacionales como Monsanto tienen a su disposición recursos ilimitados de lobby con el que consiguen poder político. Esta pequeña guía, publicada con motivo del Tribunal Internacional Monsanto en La Haya, expone algunas de las principales estrategias y herramientas de lobby de Monsanto, ilustradas con ejemplos de distintas partes del mundo.
Les sociétés comme Monsanto disposent de ressources illimitées pour s’offrir de l'influence en politique grâce au lobbying. Ce petit guide, publié à l’occasion du Tribunal Monsanto à la Haye, dévoile certains outils et certaines stratégies clés du lobbying de Monsanto, illustrés par des exemples provenant de du monde entier.
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