Brussels/London, March 29 – A new initiative allowing citizens across Europe to express concerns over oil industry investment in tar sands was launched today amid warnings that the European Commission is set to sabotage its own efforts to limit the climate change impacts of the fossil fuel industry.
Copenhagen, Denmark, December 15 - The winner of the Angry Mermaid Award 2009, announced by award-winning writer and journalist Naomi Klein at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen today is the biotech giant Monsanto with 37% of the total vote .
Oil giant Shell took second place (18%) in the Award for lobbying to sabotage effective action on climate change, followed by the American Petroleum Institute (14%).
Ten thousand people voted in the Angry Mermaid Award, named after the iconic Copenhagen mermaid who is angry about corporate lobbying on climate change.
Brussels/Copenhagen, Monday 16 November - The damaging impacts of corporate lobbying on international efforts to fight climate change are exposed today with the announcement of the eight candidates for the Angry Mermaid Award 2009.
The Angry Mermaid Award is named after the iconic Copenhagen mermaid who is angry about the destruction being caused by climate change.
Brussels, November 5, 2009 - The vast majority of financial 'experts' advising the European Commission represent the banks and investors responsible for the global economic crisis, according to a new report published today by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER EU) .
The Commission must break free from these advisors on financial issues if it is serious about reforming the failed financial system, say the authors.
Prague, Czech Republic, October 20, 2009 - Global Action on ArcelorMittal, a coalition of community and environmental groups, has urged the European Investment Bank (EIB) not to approve a EUR 250 million loan to Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal tomorrow (Wednesday 21) at a meeting of the bank's directors. 
Brussels, July 1, 2009 - On the day the European Union is expected to announce the suspension of its new round of free trade negotiations with Central America, Friends of the Earth International calls for an end to the process of free trade negotiations that the EU is promoting in Central America, and recommends a full reconsideration by the EU of its role in the region. 
Brussels, June 4 - More than 350 candidates standing in this week's European Parliament elections have pledged that if elected, they will work for a European Union that puts public interests before private profits.
As part of the 'Pin down you candidate' initiative organised by campaign groups around Europe (www.electioncampaign.eu), citizens from all 27 EU member states have been asking candidates to commit to work for lobbying transparency, big business accountability, a just EU trade policy, and financial market regulation.
Brussels, April 29 - A Europe-wide campaign launched in Brussels today is challenging candidates in June's European Parliament elections to show their support for a European Union that puts public interests before private profits.
At www.electioncampaign.eu voters from all 27 EU member states can 'pin down' MEP candidates by asking them where they stand on issues including lobbying transparency, big business accountability, trade, and financial market regulation.
Brussels/Amsterdam, 29 January 2009 - Billions of Euros made by Royal Dutch Shell should be ploughed into cleaning up the mess made by its operations around the world, Friends of the Earth urged today as the oil giant announced €21.5 billion profits for 2008. 
Shell has failed to significantly reduce its CO2 emissions over the last ten years  and causes massive damages in countries where it operates.
Friends of the Earth International released a new documentary today, focusing on two of the key components of Friends of the Earth Europe's economic justice campaign: corporate accountability and the extractive industries. Poison Fire follows a team of local activists as they gather "video testimonies" from communities on the impact of oils spills and gas flaring. The film shows creeks full of crude oil, devastated mangrove forests, wellheads that has been leaking gas and oil for months.