Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

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More than a third of the members of the previous European Commission have taken corporate jobs and will be able to lobby the institution on behalf of their employers by early next year.

Los gobiernos comunitarios vienen y van, pero las puertas giratorias siguen girando, bien engrasadas. Lo hacen independientemente de los signos políticos de presidentes y comisarios, de sus nacionalidades o de las promesas de los distintos ejecutivos de Bruselas.

Früheren EU-Kommissaren steht der Jobmarkt weit offen - doch manch neuer Posten ist problematisch. Ein Bericht zeigt jetzt: Immer wieder verstoßen Europas höchste Beamte gegen den eigenen Verhaltenskodex.

La capitale belge compte entre 20.000 et 30.000 lobbyistes, soit un lobbyiste pour deux fonctionnaires européens, ce qui fait de Bruxelles la deuxième capitale du lobbying au monde, après Washington.


A new guide to lobbying and greenwashing around the UN climate talks

'Lobby Planet Paris'' maps the big corporations, lobby groups and trade associations that are trying hard to capture the climate talks

Monsanto and the pesticide industry breathed a collective sigh of relief on 12 November 2015. The findings of an investigation into the toxicity of glyphosate by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and EU Member States were in stark contradiction to the March 2015 conclusion by the International Agency for Research against Cancer (IARC), a body of the World Health Organization (WHO), that this agricultural herbicide was probably causing cancer to humans. If validated, this conclusion could cause a partial ban of glyphosate in the EU.

Join AITEC, ATTAC France, Corporate Europe Observatory, l'Observatoire des Multinationales and the Transnational Institute for a guided 'lobby tour' of Paris's climate criminals, with a special focus on the ongoing UN climate talks in the French capital, COP21.

Capturing COP21 - Corporate influence and the UN climate summit in Paris

The corporate lobby tour

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