Amendments for free – MEPs work with lobbyists to water down derivatives legislation

AMENDMENTS FOR FREE New article from Corporate Europe Observatory Three MEPs were recently caught red-handed after tabling amendments to EU-legislation in return for money. This was a major scandal. But Corporate Europe Observatory has found that it is still standard practice in the Parliament for lobbyists to draft amendments – …

EU’s Silent Revolution in Economic Governance Undermines Democratic Control

http://www.corporateeurope.org/lobbycracy/content/2011/01/corporate-eutopia Brussels, 19 January 2011 – EU member state parliaments look set to lose important powers to control economic and social policy as a result of the EU’s response to the economic crisis according to a new article from Corporate Europe Observatory which analyses the proposals, likely to come into …