The EU's FTAs with Latin America
Climate stole the agenda at the European Business Summit's opening press conference in Brussels, after organisers were forced to invite a representative from Greenpeace onto the platform, following their blockade of the event.
The annual lobby forum, which this year has attracted 10 Commissioners, including Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, seems to be giving the climate far less priority this year.
What do these early entrants show?
Brussels, 7 March 2012 – Secret lobbying by the nuclear industry and an open door at the European Commission have kept nuclear power on the EU’s agenda, despite public concern following the disaster at Fukushima, according to a new report from Corporate Europe Observatory published today, a year after the meltdown at Fukushima in Japan .
La réponse de l'UE à la crise financière et la crise de plus en plus grave de l'euro montrent plus que jamais le caractère catastrophique de la domination idéologique néolibérale. Obsédés par l'austérité budgétaire, les décideurs de l'UE imposent des mesures d'austérité de grande ampleur, à base de privatisations des services publics et de coupes dans les budgets sociaux.
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.