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|[Nettime-nl] Corporate Europe: 'Lobby Planet' Guide to Brussels e.o.|
'Lobby Planet' Guide to Brussels CEO's new 24-page 'Lobby Planet' guide to the EU quarter introduces you to some of the most powerful corporations, PR firms, think-tanks and industry groups operating in Brussels. The guidebook describes the increasingly harmful impacts of corporate lobbying and spin on EU decision-making. The 'Lobby Planet' guide is available online: http://www.corporateeurope.org/docs/lobbycracy/lobbyplanet.pdf For information on how to order a print copy, go to: http://www.corporateeurope.org/lobbycracy.html Corporate lobbying power sparks debate Over 120 NGOs from all over Europe have now signed on to the open letter calling upon Commission President Barroso "to act immediately to curb the excessive influence of corporate lobby groups over EU policymaking". The demands were instantly rejected by interests groups representing Brussels-based professional lobbyists and the European Commission has in its first reaction defended the status quo, but it looks like the long overdue debate about corporate lobbying power has finally started. For an overview of recent developments, see: http://www.corporateeurope.org/lobbydebate.html http://www.corporateeurope.org/mediacoverage.html Power Struggles over Biotech in Brussels Biotech companies, NGOs and EU institutions are engaged in a fierce, unfinished battle over new rules on genetically modified food and agriculture. The new briefing "Power Struggles over Biotech in Brussels" presents an overview of the biotech battlefield in Brussels: http://www.corporateeurope.org/biotechbrussels.pdf ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), is a European-based research and campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups. Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) Paulus Potterstraat 20 1071 DA Amsterdam Netherlands tel/fax: +31-20-612-7023 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.corporateeurope.org http://www.gatswatch.org http://www.investmentwatch.org http://www.waterjustice.org ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (email@example.com).