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  • vendredi 23 juin

  • European Central Bank has bought more climate-trashing bonds (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    Pressure has been mounting on the European Central Bank over its purchases of certain corporate bonds, but new research shows no change. In its mission to stimulate the economy, it is still purchasing climate-harming bonds. Pressure has been mounting on the European Central Bank over its purchases of certain corporate bonds, but new research shows no change. In its mission to stimulate the economy, it is still purchasing climate-harming bonds. Economy & (...)
  • jeudi 22 juin

  • Pro-merger stance of EU Commission both paradoxical and harmful, say academics (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    The looming mega merger of agribusiness giants Bayer and Monsanto is only the latest example of much intensifying economic concentration on the global seeds and pesticides markets. A new study published by Corporate Europe Observatory reveals that since 1990, the EU Commission has approved nine out of every ten mergers without any conditions. In ‘Too Big to Control ?’, competition experts Angela Wigger (Radboud University, NL) and Hubert Buch-Hansen (Copenhagen Business School, DK) analyse (...)
  • New EFSA independence policy likely rejects most Parliament demands (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) yesterday published its new independence policy. For years, the European Parliament and civil society had urged this key EU regulatory agency for a more stringent independence policy, especially with regard to more comprehensive conflict of interest assessments and an extended cooling-off period. Corporate Europe Observatory’s researcher on agribusiness and research issues, Martin Pigeon, said of EFSA’s new independence policy : "This is an (...)
  • New EFSA independence policy likely rejects most Parliament demands (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    After many years of criticism and a very long drafting process, EFSA has finally adopted and published its new independence policy. But does it solve the problems it needs to solve ? A lot remains unclear. Here is our first analysis. Read our media reaction here. After many years of criticism and a very long drafting process, EFSA has finally adopted and published its new independence policy. But does it solve the problems it needs to solve ? A lot remains unclear. Here is our first (...)
  • mercredi 21 juin

  • Too Big to Control ? (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    Some of the world’s biggest companies producing chemicals for agricultural use, such as Bayer and Monsanto, are gearing up to join forces through mergers. This article exposes how the European Commission has consolidated its pro-merger track record over the past decades. The power of lobbies
  • mardi 20 juin

  • EU Food Safety Authority execs reject EU Parliament demands to stay clear of industry-funded experts (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    Top executives at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have revealed their recommendations to reject demands for more independence from the food industry. Despite repeated calls from the European Parliament and civil society, they fear a closing of loopholes in the agency’s independence rules would be “too impactful”. By June 21, the EFSA Board will need to vote on a revised independence policy. In a presentation published on the European Food Safety Authority’s website yesterday, the (...)
  • lundi 19 juin

  • What happened when we demanded that publishers hear the voices of 500,000 of you (Greenpeace International)
    More than half a million people have stood up for free speech and for the Canadian boreal forest, raising their voices to call on the largest global publishers to pay attention and be our allies. We bound the signatures in a handmade book, along with dozens of photos of people in front of significant trees in their communities, showing how much the forest means to all of us. Thank you to each and every one of you that have joined this campaign so far and enabled us to represent people (...)
  • samedi 17 juin

  • The Standing Rock Sioux Claim ‘Victory and Vindication’ in Court (The Atlantic)
    A federal judge ruled in favor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Wednesday, handing the tribe its first legal victory in its year-long battle against the Dakota Access pipeline. James Boasberg, who sits on D.C. district court, said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to perform an adequate study of the pipeline’s environmental consequences when it first approved its construction. In a 91-page decision, the judge cited the Corps’ study of “the impacts of an oil spill on fishing (...)
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