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Compulsory licensing in Colombia: Aggressive lobbying by Novartis

Compulsory licensing in Colombia: Aggressive lobbying by Novartis

Novartis has threatened Colombia with international investment arbitration to avoid the issuance of a compulsory license. The Swiss pharma giant is also turning to Colombian courts in an attempt to kill the price reduction imposed by the authorities over its cancer blockbuster Glivec. Both of these moves are confirmed by confidential documents obtained by Public Eye. …»

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Guardian: Five west African countries ban 'dirty diesel' from Europe

Guardian: Five west African countries ban 'dirty diesel' from Europe

 — "Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast to block imports from oil companies and traders of diesel with sulphur levels many times European limit", The Guardian writes. …»

Petition

Stevia

Stevia

 — Stevia has been presented as a new groundbreaking innovation in sweeteners. However, the Guarani people who discovered the plant's sweetening powers, do not receive any share in the profits earned using their ancestral knowledge. Sign our petition and ask Coca-Cola to commit to mediated engagement with the Guaraní. …»

“Alternative facts” by the Swiss association of commodity traders

“Alternative facts” by the Swiss association of commodity traders

 — A recent report entitled Commodity Trading Monitoring Report claims to be the “first scientific study” of the very secretive commodities market in Switzerland. But it is in fact merely a lobbying instrument created by the STSA trading association, and it demonstrates yet again how this impenetrable sector fails to communicate reliable data. …»

Breakthrough on „Dirty Diesel“: West African countries to reduce sulphur standards by the factor 60 to 200

Breakthrough on „Dirty Diesel“: West African countries to reduce sulphur standards by the factor 60 to 200

 — Yesterday‘s meeting convened by the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) in Abuja, Nigeria, saw major steps towards the improvement of fuel quality in West Africa. Following Ghana’s announcement in November, Nigeria, Benin, Ivory Coast and Togo also announced to lower sulphur limits for imported diesel to 50 ppm (parts per million). The controversy caused by Public Eye‘s «Dirty Diesel» report has led …»

Transparency in the commodities sector: Switzerland continues to shirk its responsibilities

Transparency in the commodities sector: Switzerland continues to shirk its responsibilities

 — The Swiss Federal Council does not want to make the commodities trade more transparent and exempts it from new provisions on payments to governments adopted today as part of the revision of Swiss …»

Stevia: Coca-Cola needs to negotiate a benefit-sharing agreement with the Guarani

Stevia: Coca-Cola needs to negotiate a benefit-sharing agreement with the Guarani

 — The Guarani that discovered stevia's sweetening properties do not receive any share of the benefits arising from of its commercial use, in clear breach of the Convention on Biological Diversity and …»

„Dirty Diesel“ – Trafigura Ignores 20‘000 Voices of Protest, but Ghana Toughens Sulfur Standards

„Dirty Diesel“ – Trafigura Ignores 20‘000 Voices of Protest, but Ghana Toughens Sulfur Standards

 — Flanked by a container full of dirty air from Ghana's capital Accra, Public Eye in Geneva today handed Trafigura a petition signed by almost 20'000 people asking the commodities giant to stop selling …»

Container with dirty air has arrived in Antwerp

Container with dirty air has arrived in Antwerp

 — The container filled with dirty air that Public Eye is returning to the sender Trafigura has arrived in Antwerp. The “Return to Sender” campaign has drawn attention to the illegitimate business …»

Swiss quality must include the protection of human rights and the environment

Swiss quality must include the protection of human rights and the environment

 — The Swiss Responsible Business Initiative has be presented to the Swiss authorities. The 80 civil society organizations supporting the initiative share one common goal: Swiss quality must incorporate …»

Dirty Diesel: Toxic Air from Africa Returns to Switzerland

Dirty Diesel: Toxic Air from Africa Returns to Switzerland

 — Today, the “Irenes Rainbow” leaves the Port of Accra and sets course for Antwerp. On board is a container labelled “Return to Sender” which Public Eye and its African partner organizations plan to …»