A specific article in the controversial copyright directive may result in Google withdrawing their news aggregator service from the EU, EURACTIV has learnt. EU ministers are set to discuss the issue and reach an agreement on the file later this week.
By Dave Keating|2017-11-24T07:28:24+00:00november 24th, 2017|Corporate Europe Observatory, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Frans Timmermans, Jean-Marie Cavada, lobbying, News, transparency, Transparency International|
Over time, the business of influence has been honed into a fine art in Western democracies. But that art is becoming increasingly regulated, even if the average citizen perceives lobbyists as cigar-smoking men in suits wining and dining lawmakers to gain an unfair advantage.
The Commission wants to redefine lobbying during the upcoming revision of the EU lobby transparency register so that it only relates to direct contacts with EU decision-makers, allowing certain lobbyists to operate under the radar, writes Vicky Cann.
By Paola Tamma|2017-11-02T12:02:49+00:00november 2nd, 2017|carbon capture and storage, carbon sinks, Climate Change, climate stance, COP 23, Corporate Europe Observatory, IPCC, News, Paris Agreement, UN|
The UN published its annual emission gap report on Tuesday (31 October), highlighting a dismal record: ahead of COP23, countries fall two-thirds short of what is needed to reach the agreed reduction in emissions.
By Myriam Douo|2017-10-02T07:10:36+00:00oktober 2nd, 2017|Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation, corporate capture, Corporate Europe Observatory, lobbying, News, transparency, Transparency Directive, Transparency Register|
Two years after Dieselgate put the issue of corporate capture into the limelight, EU institutions have the perfect opportunity to get tough on lobbying, through a comprehensive reform of the EU lobby transparency, writes Myriam Douo.