European Food Safety Official Resigns Amidst Conflict of Interest Controversy
Brussels, 24 May – Transparency campaigners today urged the ad hoc working group examining MEPs' code of conduct, which meets tomorrow, to investigate the role of cross-party MEP-industry forums, after research found that at least 15 of such groups are active in the Parliament but are not regulated .
Corporate Europe Observatory found that many of the groups, which bring together MEPs and business representatives on specific issues, are run by corporate lobbyists, providing privileged access and influence over policy issues.
The Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) – an EU-based fossil fuel industry group funded, in part, by the European tax payer – is in Copenhagen to promote the role of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in an agreement on climate change. This article looks at how ZEP has used public money to lobby for subsidies in the EU - and how it is pushing for support on an international scale.
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El mes de maio 2009, la Mesa Redonda de Soja Responsable (RTRS) se reunio para acordar nuevos standards para la "soja responsable". El nuevo esquema de certificacion podria ser aceptado por la UE para garantizar que soja certificada pueda ser usada para agrocombustibles en Europa.
Corporate Europe Observatory
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.