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

7 July 2020

A critical flaw in the design of an EU law on energy infrastructure has helped the fossil fuel industry pocket over €1 billion in EU taxpayer funds for gas projects, Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Action Europe analysis shows. [1]

The analysis comes as a majority of MEPs are set to vote on Friday (July 10) to call to revise the controversial 'trans-European energy infrastructure' (TEN-E) regulation. 

18 May 2020

The Energy Charter Treaty takes an axe to climate action 

By Thomas Dauphin, trade campaigner, Friends of the Earth Europe

Corporate capture undermines democracy. It refers to the process whereby big business influence policy-making processes - through privileged access, non-transparent lobbying, conflicts of interest, the revolving door between policymakers and industry lobby groups. 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 the end of business’ undue influence over decision makers and greater lobbying transparency.

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