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by Elmar Stellnberger

CDU/CSU and Lobbyism

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Source: info,
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abgeordnetenwatch.de: At first he sweared at us as a watchdog organization which no one really needed then he linked our organization with the Nazi dictatorship and the communism. It was our engagement against lobbyism which caused CSU deputy Hans Peter Uhl to attack us (the CDU/CSU is the German member of the EVP).

The fact that the CDU/CSU party continues to battle against making lobby meetings public attributes to a more and more desperate struggle of defense: 70% of CDU/CSU voters want lobby meetings to become public.

see also: votewatch.eu (in English!), euractiv.de: climate politics: CDU/CSU not too far from AfD.




The FPÖ as Homeland Party

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Source: info,
Language: en,
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The FPÖ (Austrian right-wing party) understands to position itself as a homeland party. However this stands in contradiction with the neoliberal agenda of the party. You may also be interested in this article if you want to know something about right wing politics in the European Union or globally.



Questions to the ÖVP on Trade and Tax Policy

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Source: info,
Language: en,
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The ÖVP (Austrian branch of the EVP) knows how to set certain course when it comes to trade and tax policy but their overall concept does not convince us.



TTIP 2.0

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Source: info,
Language: en,
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On April the 15th EU governments have started trade negotiations with the USA. They take place in opposition to the position of the European Parliament which would make the Climate Convention of Paris a precondition for trade talks. Concessions that have already been made are a tripeling of climate-damaging fracking gas imports and a doubeling of soya imports for agrofuels. The trade negotiations start by pressure from the United States to impose punitive tariffs on European cars and planes. That will make fair negotiations impossible. The US want a trade deal on agriculture, genetic engineering, chemistry and pesticides.



Current Petitions & Actions

Category: general,
Source: action,
Link: about:blank,
Language: en,
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