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

28 April 2017

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.

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.

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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