James Crisp. Freelance journalist in Brussels.

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European Ombudsman tobacco lobbying event

I moderated a panel discussion for the European Ombudsman on how best to improve the transparency of lobbying by Big Tobacco. Advertisements

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Juncker met 18 business lobbyists in 2015, but not one green NGO

EXCLUSIVE / European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker did not meet a single green NGO in 2015, but found time for one-on-one meetings with 18 business and industry organisations. Juncker’s website shows … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Coal lobby chief: COP21 means ‘we will be hated like slave traders’

EXCLUSIVE / The coal industry’s European lobbying association has said that the landmark deal to cap global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris means the sector “will be hated … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Farming lobby to MEPs: We will quit EU if emissions capped

EXCLUSIVE / Europe’s farming lobby has warned MEPs the industry will quit the European Union if they vote to cap agricultural gas emissions in a crunch vote this Wednesday (28 … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Commission in breach of UN tobacco lobbying rules, says EU Ombudsman

The European Commission fails to meet United Nations transparency obligations over tobacco lobbying the EU Ombudsman has found, in the latest of a string of embarrassments over the executive’s relationship … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Commission’s fracking advisors controlled by lobbyists, claim NGOs

Environmental campaigners and the shale gas industry have clashed amid accusations that companies are controlling an influential European Commission group advising on fracking policy. Friends of the Earth Europe walked … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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