32 thoughts on “Juncker hinders exposing European Union corruption

  1. Pingback: European Union boss Juncker wrong on Dutch referendum | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Greek elections and European Union interference | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Greek elections, German and European Union interference | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Juncker wants European Union army | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: German militarism revival causes worries in France | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: European Union robs science for the 1% | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: British trade unionists react to Greek referendum victory | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Anti-austerity in Greece, xenophobia in Germany | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: European Union anti-democratic attack on Greece | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: ‘European Union coup against Greece’, British Greens say | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: German corporations exploiting Greece | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: European Union threatens democracy | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: Austerity in Greece, Ukraine, and Iceland | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: British Big Business lies on European Union | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  15. Pingback: Tony Blair wants European army | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  16. Pingback: ‘HSBC bank complicit in Mexican drug murders’ | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  17. Pingback: Irish Fianna Fail politicians betray drinking water election promises | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  18. Pingback: Icelanders keep fighting their ‘Panama Papers’ government | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  19. Pingback: ‘Panamist David Cameron, resign as British Prime Minister’ | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  20. Friday 15th April 2016

    posted by James Tweedie in World

    Green MEPs condemn ‘unnecessarily broad’ trade secrets Bill

    OPPONENTS of new European Union rules on trade secrets warned yesterday that the legislation would criminalise whistleblowers.

    The stated aim of the Trade Secrets Protection Act, which was debated by the European Parliament yesterday, is to protect EU firms from corporate espionage by foreign rivals.

    But critics said businesses could use the law to prosecute journalists and whistleblowers for exposing corporate wrongdoing.

    More than half a million people have signed a petition against it.

    According to the European Commission website, the Bill would outlaw “further disclosure of misappropriated trade secrets,” potentially preventing the publication of sensitive information.

    It would also grant companies the right to “compensation for the damages caused by the unlawful use or disclosure of the misappropriated trade secret,” meaning that businesses would be able to sue whistleblowers.

    French Republican Party MEP Constance Le Grip, a member of the conservative European People’s Party group, is leading the legislation’s progress through the parliament.

    “We have very precisely and clearly set out the exemptions for both journalists and whistleblowers,” she claimed.

    “The Panama Papers have nothing to do with this kind of matter.”

    But the Greens/European Free Alliance group of MEPs warned that the legislation’s definition of what constitutes a trade secret was “unnecessarily broad,” enabling corporations to suppress information which belongs in the public domain.

    MEP Julia Reda, the sole German Pirate Party representative, said the proposed law would “leave the door open to abuse by unscrupulous businesses across Europe.”

    She added that it creates “uncertainties about the role of whistleblowers and investigative journalists.”

    The Greens/EFA group said it would present its proposals for a directive on the protection of whistleblowers on May 4.

    War on Want spokesperson Ross Hemingway said: “The public are already in the dark when it comes to the shady tax affairs of big business. It’s a scandal that politicians want to hand more power to corporations to keep their affairs secret.

    “Criminalising whistleblowers, rather than do all that’s necessary to expose corporate crimes, is shameful. The voice of the European people must be heard on this.”

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-f138-New-EU-rules-could-gag-whistleblowers#.VxJdP3ra44A

    Like

  21. Pingback: LuxLeaks corruption whistleblowers sentenced, corporate fat cats, politicians not sentenced | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  22. Pingback: Will CETA ‘free’ trade treaty be rammed through without voting? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  23. Pingback: Juncker wants more European Union militarism | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  24. Pingback: European Union bigwig Neelie Kroes’ Bahamas tax-dodging | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  25. Pingback: European Union bigwig Barroso’s Goldman Sachs scandal gets bigger | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  26. Pingback: Clinton’s pro-bankers speeches, Trump’s sexism revealed | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  27. Pingback: European Commissioner Oetinger’s anti-Chinese racist insults | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  28. Pingback: European Union wants billions for wars | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  29. Pingback: European Union cover-up of polluting cars scandal | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  30. Pingback: European Union Juncker, anti-Libyan refugees hardliner | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  31. Pingback: Refugees, wars and the European Union | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  32. Pingback: European Union, scandal-ridden Von der Leyen succeeds scandal-ridden Juncker | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.