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As French citizens get ready to vote this weekend, with polls indicating a tighter-than-expected race, it’s timely to revisit the ongoing 🇫🇷 Presidency of the EU Council #PFUE, Macron’s record, and the toxic background of his far-right opponent...

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#UndertheInfluence written w/ @transnationales showed how #PFUE was prepared in collaboration w/ 🇫🇷 corporate sector & has policy agenda reflecting business demands.

Privileged access, revolving doors, corporate sponsorship helped give industry upper hand
Macron strategy to use #PFUE quick-wins to help election has not worked, partly due to appalling 🇷🇺 invasion of 🇺🇦

But 🇫🇷 has not played cards well. OECD corporate tax file might have been a win but, despite making file even weaker, 🇵🇱 veto means no deal
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Most lobby firms won't touch the #Kremlin w/ a bargepole NOW, but for decades the EU's weak rules have allowed #Putin 's hired 🔫s to #lobby in Brussels with 0 ethical concerns and near-0 reporting requirements. Here's a 🧵👇

Follow us on instagram for+:… Ironic table about the EU Transparency Register Dodgy Dictat
In 2006 sister @Omnicom PR firms GPlus (🇪🇺) & @KetchumPR (🇺🇸) won a multimillion 💰💰 contract to rep for the #Kremlin (& @GazpromEN in 2007)

Ketchum helped #Putin get named Time's Person of the Year & placed an eyebrow raising op-ed by him on Syria in the @nytimes . Vadimir Putin in the cover of Time Magazine, as the person o
GPlus worked to connect Russia and Gazprom to top EU officials and media;with subcontracts for PR firms Dimap (Berlin), Reti (Rome), & Portland (London)

(NB in 2020 GPlus merged with Portland Communications)

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