A Presidency prepared in close collaboration with the French corporate sector which is setting a policy agenda that strongly reflects business demands.
That is the verdict of Corporate Europe Observatory and Observatoire des multinationales in their new report “Under the influence: the distorted priorities of the French EU Council Presidency”, published in the run up to the start of the French Presidency on 1 January, 2022.
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The very prototype of a European corporate champion, the global leader in aeronautics and armament carries considerable political weight.Check the full profile
Funding of fossil fuels, financial speculation... Is the "green bank" all that green?Check the full profile
A construction group at the heart of French capitalism, which has diversified into telecommunications and media.Check the full profile
The semiconductor giant, born of the merger of Italian and French state-owned firms, is incorporated under Dutch law with headquarters in Switzerland.Check the full profile
A global leader in industrial gases, Air Liquide is intent on putting hydrogen at the centre of the climate transition.Check the full profile
The distant heir to the prestigious industrial group founded in 1836 in Le Creusot is now managed from Hong Kong.Check the full profile
National public service for electricity, champion of nuclear energy, and a global corporation like any other?Check the full profile
Total likes to present itself as a responsible business with a strategy for dealing with climate change, but its actions are completely at odds with effective action to tackle the climate crisis.
This report investigates the disturbing alignment of the EU with corporate lobby groups at the UN.
Did lobbying stop with the Covid-19 epidemic? Quite the contrary.