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  • mercredi 20 septembre

  • The beginning of the end for nuclear weapons (Greenpeace International)
    "I have been waiting for this day for seven decades and I am overjoyed that it has finally arrived,” said Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow in July, when a new treaty banning nuclear weapons was agreed at the United Nations in New York. “This is the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons.” However agreeing on a new treaty is only the first step towards a treaty becoming valid international law. As of Wednesday 20th September, governments can take the next step and officially sign the Treaty (...)
  • CETA trade deal puts EU food and agriculture standards at risk (Greenpeace International)
    Do you remember TTIP, the proposed trade deal between the US and the EU ? Its negotiations were stopped by the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets in the capitals of Europe. 3.3 million signatures were collected against it. Greenpeace played a key role in the resistance against TTIP, by publishing the leaked texts in May 2016. It caused many European politicians to harden their stance, leading to a breakdown in the trade talks. Protest ahead of Vote on EU-Canada Trade (...)
  • lundi 18 septembre

  • Two years after Dieselgate : car industry still drives Berlin and Brussels (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    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. This week marks the two-year anniversary of one of the most serious cases of corporate fraud in modern (...)
  • vendredi 15 septembre

  • Chevron’s Amazon Chernobyl Case moves to Canada (Greenpeace International)
    After perpetrating what is probably the worst oil-related catastrophe on Earth - a 20,000 hectare death zone in Ecuador, known as the “Amazon Chernobyl” - the Chevron Corporation has spent two decades and over a billion dollars trying to avoid responsibility. In 2011, Indigenous and peasant villagers won an $9.5-billion compensation judgment in Ecuador. Chevron, despite accepting jurisdiction in Ecuador to avoid a US jury trial, refused to pay. Image courtesy of Amazon Watch The company (...)
  • EU slammed for lack of respect for rule of law on environmental justice (European Environmental Bureau - EEB)
    A day after European Commission President Juncker declared the rule of law to be one of three principles that must anchor the European Union in his State of the Union address, the EU has been heavily criticised for its failure to accept an international panel’s ruling that it is not ensuring adequate access to justice for its citizens at EU level. A broad coalition of European and Central Asian NGOs issued a strongly-worded statement yesterday afternoon at the close of the high-level (...)
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