How Big Business Sets Policies on Food, Climate and War
David Cronin spent a year investigating the privileged access that big business enjoys in Brussels. In this book, he reveals how the EU’s policies on health, climate change, armaments and food safety have been tailored to please an unaccountable elite. Making extensive use of previously unpublished documents, he explores how ideologically blinkered lobbyists have seized on the financial crisis of recent years to entrench the casino capitalism that caused the crisis in the first place.
What emerges is a powerful exposé of how vested interests in the EU have manipulated opportunities to introduce ideologically-driven reforms.
David Cronin is a journalist specialising in European politics. He is the author of Balfour's Shadow (Pluto, 2017), Corporate Europe (Pluto, 2013) and Europe's Alliance With Israel (Pluto, 2010). He has written for a variety of publications, including the Guardian and Wall Street Journal Europe.
A short guide to the European Union
List of acronyms
1. Wrecking the welfare state
2. Bombarded by bankers
3. War is good for business
4. How we live and diet
5. Smoke and mirrors
6. Cheating on climate
7. The malign legacy of Peter Mandelson
Conclusion: Taking Europe back
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