15 October 2007

Brussels, 15 October - Public voting for the "Worst EU Lobbying" Awards 2007 opened online today at www.worstlobby.eu Organised by Corporate Europe Observatory, Friends of the Earth Europe, LobbyControl and Spinwatch, the annual award for deceptive, manipulative and unethical lobbying this year includes a new special "Worst Greenwash" category for the company whose advertising is most at odds with the real environmental impacts of its business activities.

9 October 2007

Brussels/Amsterdam, 9 October 2007 - Green campaigners warned today that proposals for certifying palm oil as sustainable are flawed. As the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) presented proposals to label sustainable palm oil, Friends of the Earth groups staged an installation of screaming tree stumps outside the meeting in Brussels, representing the current environmental violations caused by producing palm oil.

26 September 2007

Brussels, September 26th - Friends of the Earth Europe today released The Exxon Files - an animation spoof exposing how oil giant ExxonMobil is working to prevent action on climate change. The cartoon's website, www.exxon-files.eu, asks people to add their support to a formal complaint about the company's misleading advertising.

11 September 2007

Brussels, 11 September 2007 - Today Friends of the Earth Europe called for the EU to scrap its target for using plant-based agrofuels for transport, after a leaked paper revealed the OECD's [1] grave concerns about their social and environmental effects.

3 July 2007

Jakarta (Indonesia) / Amsterdam (The Netherlands) / Brussels (Belgium), 3 July 2007 - Wilmar, the world's biggest trader in palm oil, is illegally logging rainforests, setting forests on fire and violating the rights of local communities in Indonesia according to a new report published today by Friends of the Earth Netherlands.

21 June 2007

BRUSSELS, 21 June 2007 (EMBARGOED) - Today, Fortis Bank responded to Friends of the Earth International regarding the bank's financing of the companies which caused a catastrophic mud volcano in Indonesia through gas exploration. [1]

5 June 2007

Brussels 5th June - In Brussels today and in over 20 cities across Europe, protests by environmental groups intensified pressure on BNP Paribas to withdraw its funding of the controversial Belene Buglarian nuclear power plant.

21 May 2007

Strasbourg, lundi 21 mai 2007 - < Le Parlement européen est a deux doigts d'avaliser une stratégie commerciale qui conférera d'importants privileges aux grandes entreprises européennes aux dépens des petits entrepreneurs, des paysans, des travailleurs et de l'environnement >, souligne aujourd'hui le Réseau Seattle to Brussels.

21 May 2007

Strasbourg, 21 May 2007 - The European Parliament is on the brink of backing an open market approach to trade that will give big European corporations great privileges at the expense of small businesses, farmers, workers and the environment, warned the Seattle to Brussels network today [1].

6 December 2006

Brussels / Strasbourg, 13 March - The European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) [1] has welcomed today's approval by the European Parliament of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) resolution urging the European Commission to extend legal obligations to some key aspects of corporate accountability.

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