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New rules that could mean cuts to social expenditure, wages and workers' rights are currently being debated in the EU. If the proposals go ahead, decisions about such cuts could be made without public debate or discussion. Cuts would simply be imposed by EU technocrats. Such a decision undermines the very principles of democracy and threatens workers' rights and the welfare state.



This has to be stopped!



Corporate Europe Observatory has joined the ATTAC-Europe Network to help people write MEPs to ask them to help stop the proposals by rejecting them at an upcoming plenary vote in the European Parliament, set to take place on the 8th of June.



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Read Corporate Europe Observatory’s article on the issue:



An undemocratic economic governance
On the position of the majority in the European Parliament.



Next step for the Europact
On the business lobby organisation, the Europact and on the future of collective bargaining under the proposed new rules.



Business against Europe - On business lobby organisation BusinessEurope and its ability to influence the Europact and the proposals on economic governance.


Corporate EUtopia –  How new economic governance measure challenge democracy
Overall analysis of the significance of the proposed reforms of economic governance and on how they accommodate demands from the business community.


Barroso's silent revolution
- On the powers of the Commission under the proposed rules on economic governance

 
How industry, law firms and the European Commission worked together on EU “trade secrets” legislation.
The first corporate sponsors of this winter's 'historic' UN climate talks (COP21) have been unofficially unveiled: luxury brand Luis Vuitton (LVMH) and Suez Environment, a key member of the French pro-fracking lobby. According to an article by ATTAC's Maxime Combes, others were initially announced in the press (BMW, Vattenfall and New Holland Agriculture) but later denied by the COP21 organisers.
"There is de facto a systemic collusion between the Commission and business circles"
The way in which the Commission has appointed the head of its “in-house think-tank” has demonstrated its woefully inadequate conflict of interest assessment for new appointments, says Corporate Europe Observatory. The conflict of interest assessment applied to the former chief of the Lisbon Council, Ann Mettler as head of the new European Political Strategy Center (EPSC) does not appear to have explored her close cooperation with some of the biggest corporate players in the digital and technology market. In CEO's view, this casts serious doubts on the independence of the advice that is to be given to President Juncker and his college of commissioners.

Alternative Trade Mandate

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