Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

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Dominanz in den Expertgrouppen

Barnier soll Expertengruppen notfalls auflösen NGO: Die EU-Kommission als Geisel der Finanzindustrie Die Kommission hat keine Chance, den Finanzsektor grundlegend zu reformieren - wenn sie sich weiterhin auf Berater aus der Finanzindustrie verlässt, so der Lobby-Experte Yiorgos Vassalos im Gespräch mit EurActiv.de. Vassalos fordert die neue Kommission auf, neun beratende Gremien zu reformieren oder ganz aufzulösen, die von Konzernen dominiert seien. http://www.euractiv.de/zukunft-und-reformen/artikel/ngo-eu-kommission-is...
 
A few weeks after the May coup against Dilma Rousseff by conservative parties backed by the country's largest corporations, Brazil's “interim” government, led by Michel Temer, signed an emergency loan to the State of Rio de Janeiro to help finance infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics. The bailout was conditional to selling off the State's public water supply and sanitation company, the Companhia Estadual de Águas e Esgotos (Cedae). 

When we interviewed City Councillor and chair of Rio’s Special Committee on the Water Crisis Renato Cinco, in December 2015, he was already warning against such privatisation threats and provided important background information on the water situation in Rio.

José Manuel Barroso's move to Goldman Sachs has catapulted the EU’s revolving door problem onto the political agenda. It is symbolic of the excessive corporate influence at the highest levels of the EU.

Corporate Europe Observatory, Friends of the Earth and LobbyControl today wrote to Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, calling on him to investigate Angelika Nieber MEP over a possible conflict of interest.

CEO presents some first reflections on the UK's vote for Brexit.

 
 
 
 
 
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