EU Governments Fund Environmental Activism

It’s no surprise to many readers of this page, but governments in North America and Europe often funnel millions of dollars to activist groups that turn around and use those funds for lobbying purposes. Over at, long-time biotechnology reporter Andrew Apel uncovers the latest developments.

Do you live in Europe? If you don’t, do you want to be governed by European policies? It turns out, Europe’s governments pay hundreds of millions of Euros annually to groups which export Europe’s attitudes to governments overseas. …

Such simple accusations completely fail to address what is actually a very complex issue. The FOE is merely one component of a system in which the European Commission, the Member States of the European Union, European foundations, and other organzations, disburse, receive, and redirect hundreds of millions of Euros annually through a widespread network of activist organizations.

The whole piece is worth a read.