Will CETA be implemented after eight long years or it will be vetoed by the EU citizen?

It was last Sunday when the EU and Canada signed the free trade agreement CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement), despite the protest taking place just outside the European Council’s building. This deal is meant to create more jobs and growth through stronger economic relations. However, the approval of the national parliaments in Europe and […]

Greener economies and investment to reduce unemployment and increase global growth

In less than a month now the UN Climate Conference will be taking place in Paris in order to implement measures that could reverse the downhill of the global climate. At the same time the Corporate Europe Observatory’s survey reveals that the European Commission (EC) is highly promoting the “dirty” energy companies more than the renewable […]

Pharmaceuticals spend millions to push TTIP while consumer groups spend peanuts

While the EU is dramatically exposed to an unprecedented migration crisis, a new report by the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) reveals something that is destined to be largely discussed in the immediate future. The Brussels-based, non-profit research and campaign group, whose aim is to expose any effects of corporate lobbying on EU policy making, last week […]

EU Ombudsman investigates the European Commission

At last the European Ombudsman, Paraskevas-Nikiforos Diamandouros, announced an independent investigation on European Commission’s personnel, who take up highly paid positions in the private sector, after retiring from the service, or leaving the service earlier. This is called the “revolving doors syndrome”, meaning exactly that. The relevant announcement issued yesterday the Ombudsman’s spokeswoman, Ms Gundi […]