Civil society calls on MEPs to support corporate accountability in key plenary vote
Next week, Members of European Parliament will vote on a report that paves the way for the EU to require companies to protect human rights and the environment in their global value chains by law
Global Witness statement on the draft Digital Services Act
We are disappointed the European Commission’s newly proposed Digital Services Act fails to establish any limits on the controversial practice of micro-targeting
Revised EU Energy regulation fails to deliver on urgent climate needs
Key EU energy policy fails to curb the excessive role of the fossil fuel industry in decision-making, and leave the back door wide open to public funds supporting fossil gas.
New EU sanctions regime is an important achievement but leaves the door open to dirty money
Global Witness and 14 other organisations welcome adoption of a new sanctions regime by the European Union to target human rights abusers worldwide. However, we urge the EU to adopt a complementary sanctions regime targeting corrupt actors.
Global Witness statement on the European Democracy Action Plan
Today’s EU Action Plan takes an important first step towards safeguarding European democracy, promising legislation to protect citizens from the very real harms created by the micro-targeting of political ads
New UN report calling for fossil fuel reduction must not be ignored by EU
UN report calls for 6% reduction in fossil fuels per year
EU Ombudsman decision exposes Commission weakness on climate-wrecking fossil gas
The European Ombudsman has today ruled that the European Commission failed to assess the climate risks when supporting fossil gas projects
EU must end support for gas in disputed Eastern Mediterranean
New analysis reveals huge climate cost of controversial fossil gas projects
Commission sounds starting gun on the road to delivering ground breaking corporate accountability legislation
EU Commission sounds starting gun on the road to delivering ground breaking corporate accountability legislation
Global Witness welcomes landmark report from European Parliament on tackling EU’s role in global deforestation
This ground-breaking report is a clarion call for the EU to step up and tackle its role in global deforestation.
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