Corporate capture We are pushing for more democratic, accountable, transparent, balanced and fair policy-making

24 February 2017

'Dieselgate' was the result of corporate-driven deregulation, with both member states and European institutions complicit in turning a blind eye to industry-wide abuse, according to a report released today by Corporate Europe Observatory and Friends of the Earth Europe.

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.

Corporate capture undermines democracy. It refers to the process whereby big business gains privileged access to policy-making processes, giving it a disproportionate influence, behind closed doors. This leads to the weakening, blocking or postponement of vital social and environmental legislation.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe challenges corporate capture. We are pushing for a more democratic and accountable European Union, and more transparent international policy negotiations. We demand greater transparency, balanced representation and fair access.

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