2012 is the 15th anniversary of Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO). We've come a long way since 1997 in casting light on the corporate capture of EU decision-making.
Together with a fast-growing number of allies we have pushed for stronger rules to help curb corporate influence in the European Commission and in the Parliament. We've campaigned for greater transparency in the decision-making process, including for the lobby transparency register.
There is a growing awareness of the harm done by corporate power, but the problems are far from being solved. In fact, far more pressure is needed!
The EU's response to the economic crisis has effectively undermined many of the democratic decision-making processes - with the Commission allowed to intervene in national budgets. Big business lobby groups are seeing their longstanding objectives implemented, including radical cuts to social welfare and privatisation programmes across Europe.
Help CEO keep up the work to expose how corporate lobbyists - including from the banking sector- are interfering in our democracy. You can support CEO by making a one-off donation, or why not become a Friend fo CEO and give regularly to our work?
Our independence is vitally important to our work, which is why CEO doesn't accept any funding from the EU, other governments or companies. We rely on the financial support of engaged individuals and organisations to help us plan and carry out our activities.
Become a Friend of CEO
Friends of CEO support our work by making an annual donation of 50 euro or more.
Your funds would enable us to increase our work to expose lobbying scandals and boost our campaigning against the capture of EU policy-making by big business.
As a friend of CEO you will receive a printed newsletter twice a year keeping you informed about our efforts to expose corporate lobbying, increase transparency and demand democratic accountability in the EU. The newsletter will also include forthcoming events and other ways to get involved in CEO's work.
You can become a friend of CEO on this page.
Thank you in advance for your support!
The CEO team