October 16, 2012 - 13:51
The Commission's laissez-faire approach to the "revolving door" has allowed former employees to sell their knowledge and influence to industry, while industry lobbyists are recruited to work on the staff. Rules exist, but are not being properly implemented - and when breaches do occur, no real sanctions are imposed. Corporate Europe Observatory joined Greenpeace, Lobbycontrol and Spinwatch to submit a complaint to the European Ombudsman, as we believe this situation undermines the credibility of EU decision making, and contributes to the corporate capture of the EU.
July 23, 2012 - 16:30
It seems as if barely a week goes past these days without a high-level summit taking place in Brussels to discuss issues relating to the euro-zone crisis. Much has been said about the roots of the crisis but no one can deny that in the background is the lack of trust that people have in their national politicians and European institutions.
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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.