energy

Here are some examples of the blurry line between private business and public office that have characterised the Spanish nominee for the Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Arias Cañete’s career.

Report of a lobby tour on 11 July, focusing on the Canadian tar sands lobby that CEO organised for a group of campaigners concerned about EU support for Canada's tar sands industry.

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The European Commission is negotiating trade deals and it is currently finalising a deal with Japan, the Japan-European Union Free Trade Agreement or JEFTA.
Regulatory cooperation in JEFTA has the potential to be detrimental to our democracy, giving big business more rights to be involved in lawmaking at an early
stage.

Brexit could become a cash cow for law firms that make millions when corporations sue nation states via trade and investment agreements. They are paving the way for Brexit-related corporate claims against the UK - and are building up the UK as a gateway for more investor claims against EU countries in the future.

This week marks the two-year anniversary of one of the most serious cases of corporate fraud in modern history: the Dieselgate scandal. In September 2015, car manufacturer Volkswagen was caught red-handed in the use of ‘defeat devices’ - software enabling its diesel cars to pass pollution emissions tests, while actually exceeding EU pollution limits by more than ten times once on the road.

Our new report exposes how corporate lobbies and think tanks have gone on what appears to be a concerted attack against NGOs and the movement for trade justice.