Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

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Open Letter RTRS in the media

In Dutch: 09.06.10 VILT: "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 17.06.10 "Bestaat er maatschappelijk verantwoorde soja?" by Luc Vankrunkelsven, Wervel
Civil society groups denounce the Commission's plan for a Capital Markets Union. No lesson has been learnt from the financial crisis, they say.
Discover the hidden world of well-resourced dirty energy lobbyists
The car manufacturing industry is traditionally one of Brussels' strongest, and has a particularly German flavour. But the recent scandal engulfing Volkswagen (VW – who also make Audi) and potentially others shows that if Europe is serious about regulating the car industry and protecting public health and the climate, it needs to stand up to the car lobby rather than allowing those resisting regulation to write it.
Spare a thought for big business lobbyists who are apparently “less successful than citizen groups at lobbying EU legislators” according to this research.

Capturing COP21 - Cororate influence and the UN climate summit in Paris

The corporate lobby tour

Stop the Crop

Alternative Trade Mandate