Article preceeding the Dutch premiere of The Brussels Business, 02 September 2012.
Over a month has passed since the United Nations summit on sustainable development concluded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but the world still appears to be unaware of one of the most important statements made during the conference that drew some 50,000 delegates from all over the world.
Louise Kantrow, permanent representative of the International Chamber of Commerce, received thunderous applause when she told her audience on Jun. 19 that “businesses are taking the lead” in global negotiations on climate change and sustainable development.
Europe’s top medicines regulator has accused a former senior legal adviser of a breach of trust in moving to a US law firm this summer without seeking full advance approval.
The news has triggered a fresh debate over a “revolving door” into the private sector used by former EU officials.
A selection of the online coverage of CEO's complaint to the EU Ombudsman concerning the President of the European Central Bank's membership of the banking Group of Thirty
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The European Medicines Agency has begun an investigation into a potential conflict of interest after its top lawyer left to join a law firm that advises the pharmaceutical industry.
Vincenzo Salvatore quit as chief counsel of the agency on June 15, and the following week was named senior counsel to the European life sciences regulatory practice at Sidley Austin, the US-based law firm.
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