Tagged: Corporate Europe Observatory

Over 450 European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Urge Legislators To Reject CETA

IOGT International together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

NEWS: Big Business, Think Tanks, Lobbying

Big business, think tanks and lobbying all belong to the same cobweb of relations and business networks. In a long read The Correspondent, Bas van Beek, Jilles Mast, and Sophia Beunder of the Platform for Authentic Journalism, as well as correspondent Dimitri Tokmetzis who assisted with the data research, collaborate to analyse the ties of big business with think tanks, and show how these ties make think tanks lobbying vehicles…

NEWS: TTIP Pillar Already Undermining Public Interest

A new report shows how transatlantic regulatory cooperation under EU-US trade deal (TTIP) will allow bureaucrats and big business to attack the public interest. Regulatory cooperation under the proposed TTIP will strengthen corporate lobbyists’ hand in attacking public interest legislation, including alcohol policy-making for public health, and curb the power of elected politicians according to a new report by Corporate Europe Observatory and LobbyControl…