Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

Neues Video: Lobbyismus in der EU

Die Macht der Lobbyisten

Wer steckt wirklich hinter der Politik der EU? Dieses 10-minütige Video gibt Einblick in die Rolle von Konzern-Lobbygruppen im EU-Entscheidungsprozess: Wer sind sie? Wie bekommen sie was sie wollen? Und was bedeutet das für uns - das Essen auf unseren Tellern, die Regulierung von Banken und Chemikalien in Alltagsgegenständen? Video anschauen, mehr erfahren und weiterleiten!



Submitted by A. Franke (not verified) on

Zu Reach habe ich aber als an Tierwohl interessierter Bürgerin eine differenzierte Meinung, denn tatsächlich werden dafür wieder hunderttausende Tiere auf entsetzliche Weise ihr Leben lassen müssen.
Anstatt also mittels Tierversuchen zu überprüfen, sollte überhaupt diese ganz Zahl von Giften grundsätzlich reduziert werden und nur tierversuchsfreie Überprüfungsmethoden angewandt werden.
Aber da sind wir natürlich wieder bei den Lobbyisten der entsprechenden Wirtschaftszweige, denne das Wohl von Menschen, Tieren und Umwelt am Allerwertesten vorbei geht

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CEO presents some first reflections on the UK's vote for Brexit.

Think tanks work all around the institutions of the European Union but how they work and who they work with is often less clear. Our new report offers a closer look at these supposedly impartial hubs of expertise and highlights how the think-tank status has become a convenient vehicle for corporate lobbying activities.

The European Commission proposal on scientific criteria defining endocrine disruptors (EDCs) is the latest dangerous outgrowth of a highly toxic debate. The chemical lobby, supported by certain Commission factions (notably DG SANTE and the Secretary-General) and some member states (UK and Germany), has put significant obstacles in the way of effective public health and environment regulation.

In the run up to the UK referendum on EU membership on 23 June, Corporate Europe Observatory has tabled a series of freedom of information requests to find out how UK finance lobbies have been influencing the referendum negotiations and the Capital Markets Union. But the Brexit-Bremain referendum seems to be a freedom of information black hole.

A few weeks after the May coup against Dilma Rousseff by conservative parties backed by the country's largest corporations, Brazil's “interim” government, led by Michel Temer, signed an emergency loan to the State of Rio de Janeiro to help finance infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics. The bailout was conditional to selling off the State's public water supply and sanitation company, the Companhia Estadual de Águas e Esgotos (Cedae). 

When we interviewed City Councillor and chair of Rio’s Special Committee on the Water Crisis Renato Cinco, in December 2015, he was already warning against such privatisation threats and provided important background information on the water situation in Rio.

José Manuel Barroso's move to Goldman Sachs has catapulted the EU’s revolving door problem onto the political agenda. It is symbolic of the excessive corporate influence at the highest levels of the EU.

Corporate Europe Observatory, Friends of the Earth and LobbyControl today wrote to Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, calling on him to investigate Angelika Nieber MEP over a possible conflict of interest.

CEO presents some first reflections on the UK's vote for Brexit.

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