Under the influence: Is France’s EU Presidency already captured by corporate interests?
In January France will take over the Presidency of the EU Council for six months. But the way the Presidency is being prepared - privileged access for corporations and their think tanks, revolving doors, possible corporate sponsorship, and next to no public engagement - provokes real concern. Will this be a pro-corporate Presidency which prioritises a handful of corporate ‘champions’, and an ever greater role for big business in policy-making? Read the new report by Observatoire des multinationales and Corporate Europe Observatory, available in English and French, to find out more.