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In Dutch: 09.06.10 VILT: "NGOs geloven niet in label voor verantwoorde soja". http://www.vilt.be/Ngos_geloven_niet_in_label_voor_verantwoorde_soja This article includes a response from Belgian animal feed association BEMEFA, incorrectly claiming that RTRS soy will not be grown on recently deforested land, whereas the criteria do tolerate 'responsible' soy to be grown on recently deforested land. 14.06.10 Certificaat voor 'duurzame soja' vastgesteld http://www.oneworld.nl/index.php?articleId=25790&articleType=UitDeMedia&... 17.06.10 "Bestaat er maatschappelijk verantwoorde soja?" by Luc Vankrunkelsven, Wervel http://www.dewereldmorgen.be/artikels/2010/06/16/bestaat-er-maatschappel...
 

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) today criticised the plenary vote of MEPs to approve the Jean-Claude Juncker Commission.
Attac Austria and Corporate Europe Observatory are today launching new 'wanted posters' about prospective members of the new European Commission, to expose details of their corporate backgrounds or other aspects of their careers which make them unsuitable to act as commissioner and promote the interests of 500 million European citizens.
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly voted in favour of freezing the budgets of the Commission's problematic advisory groups, formally known as Expert Groups. Surprisingly, this is the second time in four years that the Parliament has taken such a drastic step, after the Commission failed to tackle corporate domination within these influential groups (see graph below).
As part of her inquiry into the Commission's implementation of UN tobacco lobby rules, European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has asked Commission President Barroso for “a supplementary opinion” with proper answers to questions raised in her inquiry. O'Reilly took this step after having received a seriously unconvincing letter from Barroso that fails to address the specific questions and arguments put forward by CEO in the complaint that sparked the Ombudsman's inquiry.

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