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NGOs concerned about role of big business in preparations of French EU presidency

The Observatoire des multinationales and Corporate Europe Observatory published a new report on Tuesday 12 October. They criticised the French government for working too "closely" with big business in the run-up to its rotating presidency of the EU Council.

Presidencies for sale?

The practice of multinational companies sponsoring the governments which hold the EU's rotating presidency, while lobbying the same ministers, is a rotten practice that must stop, write Vicky Cann, Suzy Sumner, and Manuel Araujo.
Sports 26-05-2015

SOCAR executive: The European Games promote a healthy lifestyle

SPECIAL REPORT / By being sponsors to the Baku 2015 European Games, SOCAR, the state oil company of Azerbaijan which employs 60,000 people, wants to promote sports and a healthy lifestyle in the country, Vitaly Baylarbayov, Deputy Vice President of SOCAR, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Digital & Media 19-12-2003

New international code of conduct launched at European sponsors (ESA) congress

An international self-regulatory code on sponsorship has been launched as discussions continue on the creation of an EU-wide 'Commercial Communications' market.
Health 03-12-2002

EU ministers ban advertising for tobacco

On 2 December, the Health Council reached a political agreement on the draft directive banning most advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products.
Health 21-11-2002

MEPs endorse Commission proposal on tobacco advertising

On 20 November, the EP plenary adopted in its first reading a Resolution on tobacco advertising fully endorsing the Commission's proposal for a new Directive on this matter.