Challenging the Commission’s Dangerous Liaisons with Big Business

28 November 2008 – Today, the Seattle to Brussels network called on the new Trade Commissioner Baroness Ashton to end the unholy alliance between DG Trade and business lobby group BusinessEurope with a mock wedding celebration. The ceremony took place outside the Charlemagne Building, the official home of DG Trade and the venue for BusinessEurope's "Going Global" conference on the Global Europe Strategy of international trade.

The conference reflects the close working relationship established between DG Trade and BusinessEurope over the Global Europe trade strategy, which is revealed in the CEO report Global Europe: an open door policy for big business lobbyists at DG Trade.


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