The 2017 Risk-Monger “Lump of Coal” Awards
In today’s Europarl event on EU funding of NGOs, I presented a case study of how Friends of the Earth is abusing the Commission’s lack of scrutiny.
An exposé into a secret meeting between NGOs and public officials who strategised how to use agri-tech company mergers to promote their pro-organic interests.
Things are not looking too rosy for the big NGOs. Being crowded out of a market they had established, losing touch with online communities and grassroots support, having gurus steal their issues, seeing the nature of the game in Brussels change …
Imagine the EU funding NGOs to attack EU strategy; imagine NGOs under-reporting revenue and then giving public funds to other NGOs. Imagine there is no scrutiny of any of this.
Decisions on jobs and growth are made by people who have never worked; decisions on food made by people who have never farmed. Welcome to Brussels!