Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

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Były przedstawiciel KE będzie lobbował na rzecz Rosji

Bruno Dethomas - wysoki rangą przedstawiciel Komisji Europejskiej, który jeszcze niedawno kierował programem Partnerstwo Wschodnie - po zakończeniu pracy w Komisji Europejskiej znalazł sobie dochodową posadę w agencji, która lobbuje w interesie rządu Rosji. Taką infromację zamieścił w swoim raporcie ALTER-EU - Sojusz na rzecz przejrzystości lobbingu i uregulowań prawnych dotyczących etyki.

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Reacting to the Commission’s Ad-hoc Ethical Committee recommendation not to sanction former Commission President Barroso for joining Goldman Sachs International, Corporate Europe Observatory’s transparency campaigner Vicky Cann criticised the weakness of the Code of Conduct for ex-Commissioners and the lack of independence of the advisory committee.

The latest revelations about ‘Steelie’ Neelie Kroes show that, when it comes to ethics and transparency, the Commission is complaisant about conflicts of interest and far too relaxed about the risk of corporate capture.
In an attempt to fix its public image, Dieselgate-shaken Volkswagen names former EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard as member of its new ‘Sustainability Council’. Although the role is unpaid, it is highly questionable whether Volkswagen is actually committed to making up for its previous foul play.

CEO's reaction to the the Bahamas leaks, which revealed ex-EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes' offshore links.

CEO welcomes the very strongly worded final ruling by European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly in her inquiry into the Commission's implementation of UN rules for contacts with tobacco industry lobbyists.

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Carbon Welfare

The reform of the EU Emissions Trading System could hand more than €230 billion in subsidies to energy intensive industries, a new report from Corporate Europe Observatory shows.

In the last years, controversies around the financialisation of nature and the concept of natural capital have fuelled divisions within civil society.

Over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today published an open letter urging legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement.

The corporate lobby tour