El uno de marzo de 2012, 25 jefes de Estado o de Gobierno de países de la Unión Europea firmaron un nuevo tratado que, si todo sale según lo previsto, entrará en vigor el año que viene. El llamado “pacto fiscal” fue concebido deprisa y corriendo y empezó con mal pie al tropezarse con el veto del Reino Unido en una reunión del Consejo Europeo el 9 de diciembre. La postura inglesa hace imposible una modificación normal del tratado de la Unión Europea.
Cities worldwide are experiencing the failures of water privatisation. Unequal access, broken promises, environmental hazards and scandalous profit margins are prompting municipalities to take back control of this essential service. This new book from Corporate Europe Observatory, Transnational Institute and the Municipal Services Project examines this growing trend for water ‘remunicipalisation’.
Case studies analyse the transition from private to public water provision in Paris, Dar es Salaam, Buenos Aires and Hamilton, and look at a national-level experiment in Malaysia.
The nuclear industry is gearing up to the first anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster by arguing that nuclear power remains central to the EU’s energy needs. Over the last year the industry has repeated key public relations messages that nuclear energy is not only safe, but central to any low carbon, secure energy future. And its vociferous PR campaign and highly effective lobby network, has been welcomed by parts of the European Commission.
On the 2nd of March 2012, 25 EU heads of state or government signed a new treaty1, and if all goes as planned, it will enter into force early next year.
A new European Commission measure has opened the door to the granting of millions of euros worth of subsidies to help the continent’s largest corporate polluters with their electricity bills. This report shows how:
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.