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 French government offered unprecedented financial support to businesses in response to the Covid pandemic, and large corporations of the CAC40 stock index have greatly profited from it. With very few strings attached, whether in terms of dividend payouts or of climate commitments.
In our latest report, we lift the veil on the large-scale and particularly violent lobbying offensive against the proposals of the French Citizens’ Climate Convention.
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This report is the conclusion of a series of investigations and articles on extractive industries and water.
A collaborative report by civil society and media organisations sheds light on Europe’s richest, how they built their wealth and how they use it.
Did lobbying stop with the Covid-19 epidemic? Quite the contrary.