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31 October 2014

Tomorrow sees the new team of European Commissioners officially take office, with no sign of an end to the crusade for big business-friendly deregulation waged under the previous administration.

The new Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, looks set to oversee another five years of weakening of legislation and scrapping of rules, especially environmental and social protections, Friends of the Earth Europe and Corporate Europe Observatory are warning.

30 October 2014

On Saturday October 25, thousands of opponents to the Testet dam gathered in the Sivens forest, France, to protest against this unnecessary and unwanted infrastructure project. The protesters in Testet were met with a massive police presence that - according to several witnesses - fired into the crowd. It is highly likely that this was the cause of the tragic death of a 21 year old man, Rémi Fraisse.

Friends of the Earth Europe offers its condolences to the parents and friends of Rémi and demands that this event be thoroughly investigated.

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27 October 2014


This month sees the launch of Jordens Vänner/Friends of the Earth Sweden's Europe-wide campaign to save a number of European night trains which are planned to stop running this December. Anyone can sign the email petition which targets the train operators.

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