Financial Warmongers Set EU Agenda
Gplus's mystery clients
As the registration had been on line since 15 December, the question is what information the Commission considered incomplete.
Luckily, the suspended registration itself can still be found on line. Under "Other (financial) information" we read that GPlus took the liberty of not listing all its clients:
Complaint forces European Privacy Association to confirm Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are corporate backers
The register secretariat has now informed CEO that the changes introduced by EPA "meet the requirements" and that they have therefore decided to close the case. But while the EPA's updated register entry now discloses its corporate backers, it remains silent about its links with lobby consultancy firms Competere and DCI Group.
Corporate Europe Observatory
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.