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elstel.org

by Elmar Stellnberger

Transnational Companies Shall Pay Tax

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Tell finance minister Olaf Scholz from the social-democrata party of Germany that his country passes a tax transparency law so that big companies need to report on their earnings on a per-country basis. This is an absolute requirement in order to make big transnational companies pay their fair share in taxes.



Tell the EU to act on deforestation now!

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The production of agricultural commodities such as beef, soy, palm oil and cocoa is responsible for 70% of all deforestation! Ask the European Commission to adapt a law ensuring that EU imports are free from deforestation and land grabs. Land rights activists are being criminalized and murdered. According to Global Witness 200 land defenders have been murdered in 2016. There are over 160 indigenous people in jail in Indonesia for protecting or using their ancestral forests. 3964 people were arrested between 1995 and 2014. Many people fall ill because Glyphosat is used on nearby soy plantations. Although the EU has committed to halt and reverse deforestation and forest degradation by 2020, it has never taken any steps to stop the terrible impacts that result from the consumption of these goods.



Demand Real Action for the Climate

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In just a few days world leaders will meet to turn the Paris agreement from a set of promised goals into concrete climate action. Call leaders of the EU for a policy that would keep Big Polluters from interfering in the climate talks; otherwise there can be no sufficient progress. This is very important as the Trump administration does everything to sabotage climate protection.



EU Governments Want a Global Investment Court

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On the 20th of March the governments of the EU member states have given the European Commission the mandate for negotitations about a global investment court called MIC (multilateral investment court). Corporations increasingly use investment tribunals to attack rules that protect people and the environment: read about ISDS at elstel.org. This would entrench a massive parallel legal system that foreign investors can use to subvert democratic decision making.



Bayer-Monsanto Merger about to be Approved by USA and EU

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After the Monopolies and Mergers Commission of the EU the US Department of Justice does also want to approve the mega merger being detremential for customers and framers.