The structural adjustment policies of the Bretton Woods Institutions [the World Bank and the IMF] have for decades caused untold harm to people and nature. Their implicit or explicit cooperation with the TNCs cannot be denied. For all these reasons, we demand that European governments take responsibility for their corporations and cease their support for their predatory activities in Latin America.
Back-to-back with the official ASEM summit in Helsinki, a conference hosted by the Asia-Europe Business Forum is expected to bring together 300-400 business leaders on 10-11 September. Among the keynote speakers at this tenth edition of the Forum (AEBF10), hosted by the Confederation of Finnish Industries, are the president and the prime minister of Finland, as well as high-level representatives of the European Commission, World Trade Organisation and the Asian Development Bank.