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Czech journalist and Corporate Europe Observatory board member Jakub Patočka explains what the rise of oligarchs and the demise of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe have to do with EU funding.

EU institutions are currently negotiating new single market rules that could have a severe and distinctly negative impact on decision-making in parliaments, regional assemblies and city councils across Europe. Read Corporate Europe Observatory's Questions & Answers on the proposal to give the Commission new powers to annul local decisions.

The new EU Climate Strategy aims to make the EU climate neutral by 2050. But there is a clear thumbs-up to the gas industry - a result of heavy lobbying.

20th November 2018, 11.00 - 13.00, EU Parliament, Room 6Q1

Join Czech journalists, authors and members of the EU Parliament, the Civil Liberties Union and Corporate Europe Observatory to discuss the erosion of democracy in the Czech Republic at the hands of its oligarch Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.

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