Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

About CEO

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.

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This corporate capture of EU decision-making leads to policies that exacerbate social injustice and accelerate environmental destruction across the world. Rolling back corporate power and exposing greenwash are crucial in order to truly address global problems including poverty, climate change, social injustice, hunger and environmental degradation. Corporate Europe Observatory works in close alliance with public interest groups and social movements in and outside Europe to develop alternatives to the dominance of corporate power. CEO is registered as not-for-profit foundation under Dutch law at the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce.

Main office

In 2009, CEO opened a new office in the Mundo-B, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. The CEO team in Brussels can be contacted on +32 (0)2 893 0930.

Work

Read about the highlights of CEO’s work in 2012 and find out more about our work on Lobbycracy, Climate & Energy, EU economic governance, Global Europe (Trade and Investment), Agribusiness and our more specific campaigns on Revolving Doors and EFSA

Staff

 

Corporate Europe Observatory’s team currently consists of: Kat Ainger (editor), Belén Balanyá (currently on sabbatical leave), Roel van den Bosch (financial administrator), Ester Araúzo (media relations), Vicky Cann, Pia Eberhardt, Kenneth Haar, Olivier Hoedeman, Leonie Hogervorst (intern), Nina Holland, Bruno Nicostrate (office manager), Martin Pigeon, Pascoe Sabido, and Marcus Wolf (intern). NB. From 1 April 2014, Erik Wesselius is on sabbatical leave.

Advisory board

CEO has an advisory board. Its members are: Brid Brennan (The Netherlands/Ireland), Pratap Chatterjee (India/US), Ann Doherty (The Netherlands/US), Susan George (France), Adam Ma’anit (UK/US), America Vera-Zavala (Sweden) and Thomas Wallgren (Finland).

Funding

Corporate Europe Observatory receives grants from a number of trusts and foundations. Currently we receive funding from the Adessium Foundation, Isvara Foundation, Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation, RH Southern Trust, Sigrid Rausing Trust, JM Goldsmith foundation, Misereor, Human Earth Foundation and Environmental Investigation Agency. CEO doesn't receive any EU or member state government funding.

CEO accounts 2005-2012.

Charitable status

Corporate Europe Observatory is recognised by the dutch tax office as a charitable institution (ANBI) under fiscal number 806634558. Legal and fiscal information can be found here.

 

This film presents some of the dangers of the investor rights within the proposed EU-US trade deal. We need to stop this corporate attack on our democracy and policies to protect the public interest.

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The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Strongly-worded resolution first shot in battle with Commission over weak voluntary register.

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CEO, as part of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU), has launched a campaign asking election candidates to take a pledge: “to stand up for citizens and democracy against the

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