Online privacy, clean air, affordable housing, whistleblower protection and much more: which other corporate lobby fights are putting EU public interests on the line?
The EU Artificial Intelligence Act is an attempt to rein in some of the risks AI systems pose to fundamental rights. New research by CEO reveals how Big Tech has been trying to further dress down the AI Act during the last stretch of negotiations.
Brussels/Paris, 07 November 2023 -The EU Critical Raw Materials Act, or CRMA, is in the final stages of its adoption. Framed as the European law to secure our green and digital transitions, a new report, “Blood on the Green Deal” published today by two lobby watchdogs, the Observatoire des Multinationales in Paris and Corporate Europe Observatory in Brussels, questions those green credentials.
The EU Critical Raw Materials Act, or CRMA, is in the final stages of its adoption. Unlike other flagship legislations under the 'Green Deal', which have been the subject of fierce political battles, the CRMA enjoys broad support from all sides of the political spectrum.
Over 17,100 people have called on the Presidents of the EU institutions to put an end to the practice of holding “trilogue” meetings between the three institutions in secret. CEO and LobbyControl handed in the petition to European Parliament Vice President Katarina Barley (SPD) today.
An updated study shows that Big Tech spends 113 million euros on lobbying in Brussels - a 16.5 per cent increase since 2021.
An updated study shows the tech industry spends over 113 million euros on lobbying in Brussels, a huge increase over just two years.
A Europe that turns its back on neoliberalism should modernise Single Market governance in order to firmly protect public services, and enable the explosion of the strong national and local measures needed for a radical ecological transition accompanied by social justice.
The Qatargate scandal reveals the shortcomings of lobbying regulation in the EU institutions. Now is the time to act! See CEO's list of proposals to stop repressive regime lobbying.
In this new episode we dive into the incredible story on how Fortress Europe is being constructed by an European agency called the ‘European Border and Coast Guard Agency’ AKA Frontex, almost in the dark and without any democratic oversight. With billions of EU tax payer’s money and the help of dozens of lobbyists from defence, arms and surveillance technology industries, Frontex is creating a world that George Orwell would have found inspiring when writing his book ‘1984’.
The massive expansion of the budget, personnel, and powers of the EU's border agency Frontex has also seen increasingly privileged access for industry. This perpetuates a vision of border control based on more and more firearms and biometric surveillance that has major human rights implications.
Corporate Europe Observatory uncovers the autocratic kingdom’s Brussels-based spin doctors, from a think tank headed by former European prime ministers, to lobby consultancies specialising in 'privatised diplomacy’, and the use of discredited social media disinformation firms.
An outcry from city governments has helped shelve the European Commission’s power grab over services. The Commission has failed to install a Services Notification Procedure, which would have given it advance veto power over new laws by regional and local governments, and could have further limited local democratic initiatives in areas as varied as affordable housing, energy supply and waste management.
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