Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

The power of lobbies

Brussels is at the centre of EU decision-making and as such attracts thousands of lobbyists promoting the interests of big business. In this section you can find basic information about this corporate lobbying and how it affects you as a citizen. Or you can visit our specific pages on the revolving door phenomenon of politicians who become lobbyists – and vice versa – and on the corporate dominance of expert groups whose advice helps make official policy for the EU.

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The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Strongly-worded resolution first shot in battle with Commission over weak voluntary register.

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Following a complaint made by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) about the European Commission's secrecy in the Dalligate scandal [1], the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has today published her draft opinion that the Commission should publicly release two letters and two internal not

 The spring summit of the European Council on 20-21 March will bring together the heads of state of EU countries, the Council's President and the President of the European Commission.

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