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Corporate Europe Observatory
Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU
The power of lobbies
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Corporate lobby scene at heart of new Brussels travel guide
June 29th 2017
The city of Brussels is famous for beer, fries, chocolate – and lobbying. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, lobby monitoring NGO Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) today published its 'Lobby Planet', a guide to the often murky world of EU lobbying.
Vast polluter subsidies in EU emissions trading deal irresponsible and counterproductive, say NGOs
November 9th 2017
The ‘trilogue’ negotiations concluded between EU Commission, Parliament and Council in the early hours of the night has prolonged the future of the EU Emissions Trading System as a source of billions of euros in polluter subsidies.
Official complaint on Monsanto non-compliance with EU transparency rules
November 7th 2017
Corporate Europe Observatory has just submitted a complaint on Monsanto to the EU's Joint Transparency Register Secretariat over the pesticide manufacturer’s non-compliance with EU transparency rules.
Industry lobbying for new EU gas infrastructure risks fossil fuel lock-in
October 31st 2017
A new Corporate Europe Observatory report reveals that in 2016 alone the gas industry invested over €100m in lobbying EU decision makers. These lobby efforts threaten to lock the European Union into another 40 – 50 years of climate-damaging fossil fuel dependency.