Brussels, 25 February – European leaders handling the economic downturn are relying on the advice of a committee dominated by financial industry insiders implicated in the current crisis, says a new report.
'Would You Bank on Them?' examines the track records of members of the EU's High Level Group of financial "wise men", who are charged with helping to frame Europe's response to the meltdown in the financial sector. The group, named after its chairman Jacques de Larosière, is expected to deliver its proposals for reform of the financial system to the Commission today.
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Brussels, 28 October - Seattle to Brussels network campaigners  today (Tuesday 28th October) called on Trade Commissioner Baroness Ashton to end the unholy alliance between DG Trade and business lobby group BusinessEurope with a mock wedding celebration outside BusinessEurope's Going Global conference event.
Brussels, 22 September 2008 - Climate Action Network Europe, Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace and WWF have heavily criticized the outcome of today's vote by the European Parliament's industry (ITRE) committee on 'effort sharing' .
Brussels, 17th October - Today, Friends of the Earth Europe and the Seattle to Brussels Network demanded that the European Union stops making policy decisions biased towards business interests. Trade and environmental campaigners staged an action outside the annual back-pat of the Confederation of European Business (UNICE) today , attended by six European Commissioners and called "Why do companies care about Europe?".