Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

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Stop the EU attack on social rights

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


As environment and energy ministers prepare to meet in Paris for the COP 21 climate change talks, CEO takes a look at how the revolving door ensures that the EU institutions remain close to Big Energy.

Join AITEC, ATTAC France, Corporate Europe Observatory, l'Observatoire des Multinationales and the Transnational Institute for a guided 'lobby tour' of Paris's climate criminals, with a special focus on the ongoing UN climate talks in the French capital, COP21.

Conflicts of interest in the field of energy and climate policy are being ignored by EU institutions allowing some of the world’s biggest polluters to potentially benefit from the know-how and contact books of top Brussels insiders, according to a new report.


The Corporate Cookbook

You would be forgiven for believing that the corporate world has had a change of heart and is now sticking to a strictly climate-friendly diet. Embracing low-carbon natural gas, a global carbon price, ‘net-zero emissions by the end of the century’ or ‘climate-smart agriculture’ are top of the menu. But peel back the PR and you reveal a business-as-usual recipe guaranteed to cook the planet.

Capturing COP21 - Corporate influence and the UN climate summit in Paris

The corporate lobby tour

Stop the Crop

Alternative Trade Mandate