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Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)

European Commission expected to approve seven certification schemes for biofules without public scrutiny

The European Commission is expected to tomorrow (19/7/11) release the names of seven voluntary certification schemes approved to certify biofuels according to the ‘sustainability criteria’ set out in the Renewable Energy Directive. This follows a lawsuit filed by environmental law organisation ClientEarth, Friends of the Earth Europe (FOEE), FERN and Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) against the Commission’s refusal to provide access to information regarding the approval of such schemes. (...) read

date of on-line publication : 9 August 2011


The Mediterranean : NATO finally comes to the aid of shipwrecked migrants, but the European Union refuses to admit them

The signatory organizations named below demand that the European Union provide a unified response to the tragedy in the Mediterranean. We insist that migrants and refugees who risk their lives crossing the sea must be admitted onto European soil. In response to the systematic failure of European ships to rescue shipwrecked migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, people across Europe and Africa cried out for justice. Finally, on July 11th a Spanish ship used by NATO forces, called the Almirante (...) read

date of on-line publication : 21 July 2011

Fatal transactions

Fatal Transactions criticizes: European strategy to secure access to raw materials will harm Africa

Press Release, 26 January 2011 Today, the European Commission was to publish a new Communication entitled The Raw Materials Initiative – Putting the Strategy into Practice addressing challenges of future access to minerals and raw materials for its industry. The publication of the communication was surprisingly held back due to still ongoing negotiations among EU member states. The international campaign Fatal Transactions appeals to the European Commission to develop a strategy that will (...) read

date of on-line publication : 4 February 2011

Inter Press Service (IPS)

EU Boosts Israel Ties, Ignores Illegal Settlements

Diplomats representing the European Union (EU) have drawn up a new plan for strengthening their relations with Israel despite the expansion of illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Read more read

date of on-line publication : 23 March 2010

Climate Change: Polluters’ Corporate Interest Groups Dragging EU Back

Barely a month after world leaders gathering in Copenhagen reached a weak accord on climate change, the European Union’s top polluters are fighting a fresh battle to dissuade policy-makers from taking more robust action. Read more read

date of on-line publication : 5 February 2010

Inter Press Service (IPS)

Poor Could Lose 67 Billion Dollars

Poor countries risk receiving 50 billion euros (67 billion dollars) less than what they have been promised from the European Union by 2010 unless the bloc improves the quality of its development aid, anti-poverty campaigners have warned. The EU’s development aid ministers are to assess what progress has been made in realising commitments to increase aid at a Brussels meeting May 15. Although EU officials say the ministers will express confidence that pledges are being upheld, non- (...) read

date of on-line publication : 22 May 2007

MASIIWA Medicine

Yearning for a fair deal: EPAs and their effect Eastern and Southern African countries

> Pambazuka, 6 Jan 2006 (...)

This article presents a summary of recent research by the Trades and Development Studies Centre Trust in Zimbabwe examining the implications of current Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) for Eastern and Southern Africa. The article asks whether it is wise for these countries to continue with the the EPA negotiations considers what are the alternatives.


date of on-line publication : 13 January 2006

Seattle 2 Brussels Network

The EU Corporate Trade Agenda

> November 2005, S2B, 40pp (...)

The role and the interests of corporations and their lobby groups in Trade Policy-Making in the European Union, that is: how EU trade policy is being driven by the demands of European businesses for new markets rather than by the needs of developing countries, European citizens or the environment. The article details the extraordinary access of corporate lobby groups and business bodies to the European Commission. Furthermore, it aims to show how the trade policy that emerges from this hidden and unregulated relationship overwhelmingly reflects the demands of European multinational companies in current negotiations on agriculture, trade in services and non-agricultural market access.


date of on-line publication : 1 December 2005

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