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EU Watchdog Radio: Episode 11 – Covid-19, vaccines, Big Pharma’s lobby and the quest for transparency

In this new episode, after a long summer break we dive into the topicthat is unfortunately still on everyone’s mind each and every day: theraging pandemic. Our main question: when will there be a vaccine? The second question: who controls the development of those vaccines? And whoprotects the general interest or public health against the problematic,profit-maximising […]

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EU Watchdog Radio: Episode 10 – An EU love affair with fossil fuel

In this tenth episode, German investigative reporter Harald Schumann describes how and why many EU member states seem to still have a crush on fossil fuels. Despite the overwhelming knowledge and practical evidence of the effects of climate change, governments keep subsidizing the use of fossil fuels. Schumann and his colleagues from the pan-European journalistic […]

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EU Watchdog Radio – Episode 9: EU Green Deal or Grey Deal?

In this ninth episode, Belén Balanyá and Lala Hakuma Dadci both researcher and campaigner at Corporate Europe Observatory, take a step back and have a critical look at what is currently happening with the EU flagship project the EU Green Deal (EGD). The EGD could be one of the most important and hopeful EU policy […]

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EU Watchdog Radio – Episode 8: EU Climate Bank – Greenwashing or Banking Revolution?

In this eighth episode, Clara Bourgin, research and policy assistant at Counter Balance digs into the recent commitments taken by the Europe Investment Bank (EIB) – the lending arm of the European Union – to become the “EU Climate Bank”. Back in November 2019, the EIB took the groundbreaking decision to phase out its support […]

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EU Watchdog Radio – Episode 7: Tainted Love – corporate lobbying and the German EU Presidency

In this seventh episode Vicky Cann, researcher and campaigner at Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) and Nina Katzemich EU Campaigner at LobbyControl dig into so called the green credentials of the German government. They explain how the German Government’s ‘love affair’ with gas and the unconditional support for its automobile sector are two clear cut examples […]

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EU Watchdog Radio – Episode 6: In the name of innovation

In the sixth episode Martin Pigeon, researcher and campaigner at CEO and Marine Ejuryan, Advocacy manager at ‘Global Health Advocates’ (GHA) explain the content of two in-depth and damning reports they just published; These reports are about how, in the name of innovation, industrial lobbies have managed to control the use of at least 3.6 […]

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EU Watchdog Radio – Episode 5: Can we trust financial institutions to manage climate change?

In the fifth episode, we talk about the role of big financial institutions or companies in the economic recovery and Green Deal.

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EU Watchdog Radio – Episode 4: Good ways out of the corona crisis?

In the fourth episode, we talk with five experts from civil society organisations about the Covid-19 crisis.

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EU Watchdog Radio – Episode 3: logistics of globalisation – is this the world we want?

March 20, 2020 In the third episode of EU Watchdog Radio Nicholas Hildyard, UK based researcher and activist of the NGO, The Corner House, gives some fascinating insights in the world of logistics. A world that we all benefit from, but know very little about.  Hildyard, who just published a new report with Counter Balance, […]

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EU Watchdog Radio – Episode 2: Green Deal or EU-US Trade Deal?

March 6, 2020 In this second episode Nina Holland and Kenneth Haar, both researchers from the Brussels-based lobby watchdog Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), analyze the ongoing negotiations on a EU-US trade deal and what impact this ‘TTIP-light’ could have on the so called European Green Deal. This Green Deal is the alpha and omega of […]

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