The depth of gas industry infiltration into European decision-making on energy policy was revealed today, following the launch of the report 'Hiding in plain sight' by Friends of the Earth Europe.
The European Commission today released new proposals for how the European Union deals with globalization issues.
Paul de Clerck from Friends of the Earth Europe reacted to the 'Harnessing Globalisation' paper:
With agribusiness mega-mergers like Bayer-Monsanto in the pipeline, the industrial model of farming that we campaign against is more visible and dangerous than ever before. But what should take its place?
At the end of last year, hundreds of small farmers, farmworkers, fisherpeople, pastoralists, and people from all walks of life working to create genuinely sustainable local food systems gathered in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, for the second Nyéléni Europe Forum for food sovereignty.
The Ikebiri community, from Bayelsa state, Nigeria, have launched an unprecedented legal case against the Italian oil giant Eni today seeking clean-up of, and compensation for damages from, an oil spill which has affected their community in the Niger Delta .
Individual activists could be facing more dangerous conditions, according to a new report on Russian civil society published by Friends of the Earth Norway.
The report "Pressure towards Russian environmental NGOs" expresses concerns about the future of Russian civil society, following the labelling of a third Russian partner organisation of Friends of the Earth Norway as a "foreign agent". The Russian organisation Kola Environmental Center are involved in important cross-border work with Friends of the Earth Norway.
As the European Commission reaches half-time in its term of office, campaigners are calling for urgent action to address the bias towards corporate interests as evidenced by data on lobby meetings held by Commissioners.
Nature in the Czech Republic received a welcome boost earlier this month, as the Czech Parliament finalised a new law better protecting national parks from logging and construction – after Hnutí DUHA / Friends of the Earth Czech Republic's 'chci divocinu' ('I want wilderness') campaign.
Stanka Becheva, food campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe, tells us why the fight over who will control our food, countryside and natural resources is heating up.
Having recently participated in a training event organised by Friends of the Earth Europe's School of Sustainability project, Laure Kervyn reflects on her experience and what the group learned about working with affected communities.