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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

Don’t axe gender and environment laws, NGOs tell Timmermans

EXCLUSIVE:  Twenty gender equality and  environmental organisations, including trade unions and consumer groups, have called on the European Commission to ignore a hit list of proposals that business lobbyists want ditched by the … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gender equality and environment laws on business lobby hit list

EXCLUSIVE: EU legislation to ensure gender equality on company boards, to extend maternity leave, and to reduce air pollution and landfill should be killed off, a leading business lobby organisation … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ex-Tory MP entangled in EU plastic bag lobbying row

A former Tory MP who is now working for a leading plastic manufacturer is facing claims the business is exploiting its employees’ links to the British Conservatives to block a ban … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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