Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) challenges the influence of Big Business and corporate lobby groups in EU policy-making.

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Joined October 2009
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Ethics standards at the ECB were never high, but they are showing another low: Top brass of the ECB have investments in companies benefitted by ECB bond purchases....ECB urged to tighten trading rules for policymakers reuters.com/world/europe/ecb…
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Ethics standards at the ECB were never high, but they are showing another low: Top brass of the ECB have investments in companies benefitted by ECB bond purchases....ECB urged to tighten trading rules for policymakers reuters.com/world/europe/ecb…
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📢 Still a few hours left! 👏👏👏Already over 66.000 people have told the EU that deregulation of #NewGMOs is unacceptable. ❌❌Deregulation would mean no safety checks, no monitoring, no right to chose. 👉👉 You can join until midnight (CEST)! corporateeurope.org/en/take-…
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We have effective vaccines but corporations are artificially constraining their supply and selling to the highest bidder. The only way to end the pandemic is to share the technology & know-how so that everyone, everywhere can have access #peoplesvaccine oxfamamerica.org/press/press…
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I feel like the same arguments have been made for a year now and governments refuse to regulate despite pandemic being prolonged for all. From an intellectual standpoint this is absolutely incomprehensible, but yes I understand, it’s neo-colonial monopoly politics. #tripswaiver
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New European Parliament resolution expresses "deepest regret on the lack of #transparency" re EU #covidvaccine policies Demands include: ➡️ publish non-redacted versions of contracts ➡️ satisfy right of EU citizens to access to information 👋👋👋 👉 europarl.europa.eu/news/en/p…
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In June we received 80 heavily redacted documents re EU vaccine talks with #BigPharma @EU_Commission told us more #FOI docs would arrive "in the following weeks" 19 (!) weeks have since passed: 0 documents released 😲 EU #transparency fails re #COVIDVaccines are truly baffling
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MASSIVE NEWS 🎉 No official role for big oil at @COP26 CONFIRMED. This should now be precedent at all future UN Climate Talks. They should also be as far from the negotiating space as possible. A big win, driven by years of global organising ✊ theguardian.com/environment/…
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Thanks to the huge number of campaigns over the past few years, we're beginning to remove the social licence of Big Oil&Gas, to the point where they are no longer seen as acceptable sponsors of the UN climate talks. This is just the beginning.... theguardian.com/environment/…
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#EUCO How it started How it’s going
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📢@Europarl_EN calls on @EU_Commission to immediately publish non-redacted versions of existing + future #COVID19 vaccine contracts to ensure FULL transparency. We also want contracted companies make full clinical trial results available & more support for the🌍 fight against😷!
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Just as the European Parliament voted a resolution demanding more transparency regarding vaccine contracts and documents. Will the Commission ever get the message?
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In June we received 80 heavily redacted documents re EU vaccine talks with #BigPharma @EU_Commission told us more #FOI docs would arrive "in the following weeks" 19 (!) weeks have since passed: 0 documents released 😲 EU #transparency fails re #COVIDVaccines are truly baffling
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The EU remains one of the main blockers of the #TRIPSwaiver, the proposal to free #COVID19 medical tools from monopolies and allow countries to manufacture their own. ⬇ Follow this thread to understand the gap between EU leaders' words and actions in the past 15 months.
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Pfizer’s demands have generated outrage around the world, slowing purchase agreements and even pushing back the delivery schedules of vaccines. It's about power. Pfizer has too much. Those with leverage, including President Biden, must rein in the company.
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LEAK: documents show major polluters trying to water down UN climate report. Japan & Australia (both in bed with the #coal & #gas lobby) are trying to slow the phaseout of #fossilfuels. 2 weeks until #COP26. Expect more of the same. #FossilFreePolitics bbc.co.uk/news/science-envir…
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In June we received 80 heavily redacted documents re EU vaccine talks with #BigPharma @EU_Commission told us more #FOI docs would arrive "in the following weeks" 19 (!) weeks have since passed: 0 documents released 😲 EU #transparency fails re #COVIDVaccines are truly baffling
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How can we investigate #BigTech – and can we do it while taking their money for scholarships etc.? Day3️⃣ of the #DataDilemmas conference starts at 10 am CET, with @margaridasilva2, @FantaAlexx, @AndreasVou89, moderated by @pilzsa. Join us here: journalismarena.eu/data-dile…
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Pretty amazing to see Big Tech's shadow in an event meant to connect MEPs with small companies from Central and Eastern Europe. MEPs aside, how many speakers here have no funding from or affiliation to Google? I count 2 out of 12. #DSA #DMA
🔴 LIVE! 📲🦸‍♂️ Part II on #DSA W/ #CEE focus is about to start. Warm welcome to @_Kaari_N @VdePosson @KASotomska @MBarczentewicz @IABEurope + @EvaMaydell @MichalBoni ➡️ follow this workshop + ask your questions ➡️ smeconnect.eu/DMADSACEE
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📢Amazing! Over 50.000 people already told the Commission they don't accept a deregulation of new GMOs 👏👏 This nevertheless seems to be the plan, and is high on the wish-list of #Bayer #BASF & co. 👉👉You can take action until this Friday - do it now! corporateeurope.org/en/take-…
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