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United States revolving door military leadership and Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon, contracts ...

The Pentagon's Revolving Door Keeps Spinning: 2021 in Review | POGO - Jan. 20, 2022 |

The Industry Agenda: Military-Industrial Complex

The largest among them include Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and United Technologies. These groups in turn fund networks of think tanks including the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), New America Foundation, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Council on Foreign Relations, Brookings, Heritage, and more. A recent report
from the Revolving Door Project found that CNAS, one of these think tanks, repeatedly advocated for policies that would enrich or benefit top arms manufacturers without formally disclosing its receipt of donations from these companies.

Post-EU career ex-Commission president Barroso and Gold-plated revolving door | Aug. 2016 |

The Dutch under Mark Rutte has not complied with EU principle for a cooling off period of his ministers to a lobbying position.

PM Mark Rutte and special relationship Royal Dutch British Shell and Unilever ... dividend tax and relocation HQ to London.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jun 21st, 2022 at 02:43:45 PM EST
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Block the revolving door: why we need to stop EU officials becoming lobbyists

Germany should have had a cooling off period in place ... I have no qualm for Europeans on the board of business enterprises in Russia, from the moment of clear risk of a military intervention, he should have stepped down

Nord Stream 2 was a joint business venture between Dutch Gasunie, Russian Gazprom and a German consortium. Nothing illegal or against EU principles, on the contrary. Close cooperation works both ways, Russia has been under unilateral U.S. sanctions for more than a decade.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jun 21st, 2022 at 02:44:45 PM EST
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Diplomatic War Between Rutte and Putin | Oct. 16, 2013 |

The rhetoric around the Sochi Winter Games was another pivot to harass Putin and Russia by the West.

Ahh ... even Abu Dhabi had joined the fossil fuel investment fun ...

TAQA and Gazprom export sign MoU to partner on Dutch Bergermeer gas storage | Dec. 2008 |

The EU's core tasks

The Dutch government believes that the EU should limit itself to areas in which it adds value, such as security, or climate and the environment. Matters like pensions, taxes, culture, education and health care should be the domain of the member states themselves. There is no need for EU legislation in these areas.

Related reading ...

Lifting the Lid On Lobbying Enhancing Trust In Public Decision-Making In The Netherlands

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jun 21st, 2022 at 02:48:27 PM EST
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