December 10th 2018
When the EU Parliament votes on EU research funding policy Horizon Europe this week, the plenary will also be deciding whether to include a so-called ’innovation principle’. New Corporate Europe Observatory research reveals that this ’principle’ originates from lobby groups representing the chemical, tobacco, and fossil fuel industries, and, if adopted, would help corporations undermine EU health and environmental protections.
November 21st 2018
Although ‘renewable’ and ‘low carbon’ gases are currently hyped as a way to make the gas industry ‘Paris compliant’ by 2050, these gases are neither green nor sustainable. Ahead of the EU Commission announcing its ‘2050 Climate Strategy’, Corporate Europe Observatory released a two-part briefing on the gas lobby's attempts to promote ‘renewable gas’ in the EU strategy.
November 14th 2018
Reacting to a protest letter they received this morning, the Austrian EU Presidency has just cancelled tomorrow’s talks about a controversial proposed EU directive that would create major new obstacles for progressive municipal policies and initiatives. The coalition behind the letter opposing the directive represents over ten million EU citizens.
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