The Independent 12 Oct. 2015: EU Trade Minister Cecilia Malmström was asked by The Independent how she could continue her persistent promotion of the deal in the face of such massive public opposition, her response came back icy cold:Her answer was: “I do not take my mandate from the European people”.
Comment: Here she insults us 3 times: 1) She tells us that she gives a damn about us 2) She gives a damn about democracy 3) she calls us one people – giving a damn about our nation states
Cecilia Malmström is known from her former Commissioner offce to advocate unlimited Muslim immigration into the EU.
So who does Cecilia Malmström take her mandate from?
Officially, EU commissioners are supposed to follow the elected governments of Europe. Yet the European Commission is carrying on the TTIP and here negotiations behind closed doors without the proper involvement European governments, let alone MPs or members of the public. British civil servants have admitted to us that they have been kept in the dark throughout the TTIP talks, and that this makes their job impossible
In reality, as a new report from War on Want has just revealed, Malmström receives her orders directly from the corporate lobbyists that swarm around Brussels. The European Commission makes no secret of the fact that it takes its steer from industry lobbies such as BusinessEurope and the European Services Forum, much as a secretary takes down dictation. It’s no wonder that the TTIP negotiations are set to serve corporate interests rather than public needs.
Comment: Chairman of the European Services Forum, Iain Vallance, is a member of the European Advisory Council of the Rothschild Group.
Business Europe is a member of Rothschild´s Round Table of Industrialists and here.
War on Want 11 Oct. 2015: Public services in the EU are under threat from trade agreements that could endanger citizens’ rights to basic services like water, health and energy for the sake of corporate profits, according to a new report released today by an international group of NGOs and trade unions.
Exposing systemic collusion between big business and European Commission officials in drawing up CETA and TTIP, the report shows how negotiators are doing the work of the EU’s most powerful corporate lobby groups.
The consequences include proposals for excessive investor rights which mean corporations could sue governments for regulations that affect their profits, potentially leading to multi-billion Euro payouts in compensation.
What is at stake is our right to vital services, and the ability of public services to function in the public interest.”