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From 5 to 8 April, a number of organisations came together in Budapest for the Food Sovereignty Programme meeting organised by Friends of the Earth International. At the end of the meeting the participants approved a statement supporting the struggle against land grab in Hungary. The following statement was issued by:
It seems like the Commission does not want the public to know about the recent progress it has made in stopping big business dominating its 'expert groups'. It has produced an update but won't make it public. However, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), on behalf of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU), has obtained a copy of the Commission's latest efforts. In short, the Commission has fallen well short of the promises of reform it made to Parliament.
A motion design documentary shows examples of cities reversing water privatization to regain public control. This video explores water 'remunicipalisation' in Buenos Aires and Paris, looking at the challenges and benefits of reclaiming public water. It calls on citizens worldwide to mobilize around this option. Remunicipalisation Works!
The EU Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the European Commission's secrecy around 'Dalligate', the tobacco lobbying scandal that led to the forced resignation of health Commissioner John Dalli.
Un cortometraje documental de animación muestra ejemplos de ciudades que, frente a la actual tendecia hacia la privatización de los servicios de aguas, han dado un giro de 180 grados para recuperar el control público del agua. Este vídeo relata en cinco minutos la "remunicipalización" en Buenos Aires y en París, contando tanto los desafíos a los que se tuvo que hacer frente, como los beneficios que se obtuvieron. Invita a los ciudadanos en todo el mundo a movilizarse por unos servicios de agua públicos. Y demuestra que la "remunicipalización" funciona.
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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.