Coca-Cola's sponsorship of Romania's Presidency
Question for written answer E-001085-19
to the Council
Dennis de Jong (GUE/NGL)
According to the website of the Romanian Presidency of the Council, Coca-Cola is a ‘platinum partner’. Various civil-society organisations are concerned that the Council of the European Union may be subject to influence (foodwatch.org, corporate europe observatory). The European Parliament recently adopted a resolution on transparency of legislative discussions in the preparatory bodies of the Council of the EU (17 January 2019, 2018/2096(INI)).
— What is the total value of Coca-Cola’s sponsorship of Romania’s Presidency of the Council? — What privileges does the status of ‘platinum partner’ confer on Coca-Cola? — Have the agenda and the policies discussed during Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the EU remained free of influence by Coca-Cola despite the sponsorship, and how can this be proven?
-  https://www.romania2019.eu/partners/
-  https://www.foodwatch.org/en/what-we-do/topics/sugar-fat-and-salt/more-information/coca-cola-is-sponsoring-the-eu/
-  https://corporateeurope.org/power-lobbies/2019/02/captured-states
-  http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P8-TA-2019-0045+0+DOC+XML+V0//NL