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  • vendredi 23 septembre

  • The corporate lobby spin on the EU lobby register (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    The Commission is set to announce its proposal for a new ‘mandatory’ lobby transparency register next week. During the Summer, the Commission made public the input it received via consultation on the topic. Besides a general call from public and civil society to boost transparency systems, they also showed corporate lobby groups and trade associations’ spin, promoting transparency values while recommending limited implementation, loopholes and toothless management. The Commission is set to (...)
  • UN report highlights the challenges Indigenous People in Brazil face to protect their land (Greenpeace International)
    For Indigenous activists defending their traditional lands, Brazil is one of the most dangerous places in the world. Xavante indigenous people from Maraiãwatsede with traditional body paint for war. Due to conflicts over land ownership, this traditional painting is now a daily ritual in the lives of Indians. Last year alone, 50 environmental activists – including Indigenous activists – were murdered in Brazil for standing up to illegal logging, mining and agribusiness. The injustice isn’t (...)
  • Brent Spar : The sea is not a dustbin (Greenpeace International)
    In August 2016, Prestel Books published Photos That Changed the World, including this image of the Greenpeace Brent Spar campaign, captured by David Sims on 16 June 1995. Greenpeace approaches Brent Spar, 1995, dodging a Shell water cannon. Photo by David Sims, Greenpeace. Selected for "Photos that Changed the World," from Prestel Books. The story begins in the 1950s, when Royal Dutch Shell found oil near Groningen, in Permian sandstone linked to North Sea formations. By 1971, Shell had (...)
  • jeudi 22 septembre

  • Kroes and BahamasLeaks : enough is enough (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    CEO’s immediate reaction to the latest revelations from the team behind the Panama Leaks. CEO’s immediate reaction to the latest revelations from the team behind the Panama Leaks. The power of lobbies
  • mercredi 21 septembre

  • Le CETA contre l'intérêt général : Rapport “CETA : marchander la démocratie” (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    Un nouveau rapport sur l’Accord économique et commercial global (dit CETA du fait de son acronyme anglais – Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement) montre comment l’accord commercial pourrait exposer les Etats membres de l’UE à des plaintes coûteuses de la part d’investisseurs nord-américains contestant des mesures d’intérêt général. A la veille de la rencontre des ministres européens du commerce à Bratislava, où ils décideront du processus d’approbation du CETA par l’UE, l’AITEC, Attac France et (...)
  • mardi 20 septembre

  • Acrylamide : can the European Commission do better than the self-regulation proposed by food lobby groups ? (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    The European Commission is about to propose a regulation on acrylamide, a dangerous contaminant formed in many foods when cooked at high temperatures. But the regulation itself only consists in making vague codes of best practices developed by lobby groups representing the food industry ! Food and agriculture
  • Let’s make it a green peace (Greenpeace International)
    Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time soon. On New Years Day 2016, a Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF)-Greenpeace team on the Greek island of Lesbos were joined by groups such as Sea-Watch, the Dutch Refugee Boat Foundation and local communities, to create a peace sign formed from over 3,000 discarded refugee life jackets. The groups are (...)
  • The European Commission wants to delegate acrylamide control to the food industry (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    The European Commission is about to propose a regulation on acrylamide, a dangerous contaminant formed in many starchy foods when cooked at high temperatures. But the regulation itself consists in referring to codes of best practices developed by lobby groups representing the food industry. Food and agriculture
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