• The revolving door : greasing the wheels of the TTIP lobby | Corporate Europe Observatory
    http://corporateeurope.org/revolving-doors/2015/07/revolving-door-greasing-wheels-ttip-lobby


    En gros, les entreprises ne se contentent pas de faire du lobbying pendant les négos du TTIP : elles sont carrément aux commandes puisqu’elles fournissent une partie des conseillers européens, ce qui est bien commode.

    The prospective EU-US trade deal TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) could be the world’s biggest such treaty. While there are disagreements and divergences, in many areas of the negotiations the European Commission is singing from the corporate hymn-sheet. The revolving door between the public and private sectors is helping to grease the wheels of the TTIP corporate lobby. Some of the EU’s most senior decision-makers and officials, alongside those from the member state levels, spin through the revolving door into corporate advisor roles; others go in the other direction, from corporate jobs into the public sector. These revolving door cases cover some of the biggest EU corporate lobby sectors, including telecoms and IT issues; food and agriculture; finance; investor-state dispute settlement; pharmaceuticals; regulatory cooperation; and others. This phenomenon creates great potential for conflicts of interest, and demonstrates the synergies between business interests and the European Commission, the UK government, and others when it comes to TTIP and trade negotiations.