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Canadian company TransCanada wants to sue the US for over US$15 billion in compensation - because President Obama rejected the contested Keystone XL oil pipeline. Another warning sign for extreme corporate rights in EU trade deals such as TTIP and CETA.

Two separate developments on European regulatory issues – regulatory cooperation under TTIP and the "Better Regulation Agenda" – are set to introduce a new style of rulemaking in the EU, one that would introduce severe obstacles to anything that would against the interests of multinational corporations in the EU and the US. 

Les mêmes grandes entreprises à la manœuvre dans le tafta/ ttip et la COP21.

Publicly, business lobby groups are heavily pushing the idea that TTIP will benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). But behind closed doors they admit the reality: that small companies will “face increased competition” and that “benefits remain hypothetical”.

EU Commission, Parliament and Council have prolonged the future of the EU Emissions Trading System as a source of billions of euros in polluter subsidies.

Negotiations are now underway at COP23, the 23rd round of UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany. But the day before countries sat down to the arduous task of tackling climate change, 3000 people were taking matters into their own hands, occupying a coal mine only a few miles away from the conference centre.

Corporate Europe Observatory has summarised the content of several new Monsanto Papers, which were released on 27 and 28 October 2017 - more evidence of Monsanto's manipulative approach to glyphosate science.

Corporate Europe Observatory has just submitted a complaint on Monsanto to the EU's Joint Transparency Register Secretariat over the pesticide manufacturer’s non-compliance with EU transparency rules.