How vulnerable are the EU institutions to undue corporate influence, and what gaps exist in EU lobbying and ethics rules?
Research by CEO and LobbyControl shows that a little-known band of economic consultancies are managing to fly under the radar on behalf of their tech clients. These consultancies are effectively 'spamming the regulator' with supposedly neutral reports to influence the EU's competition policy and smooth the path for Big Tech monopolies and mergers.
The Qatargate scandal reveals the shortcomings of lobbying regulation in the EU institutions. Now is the time to act! See CEO's list of proposals to stop repressive regime lobbying.
By refusing to adopt rules to detect and prevent repressive regime lobbying, the EU institutions, have opened the door to bribery scandals and manipulation of decision-making.
As the Council and the European Parliament are discussing a directive to better protect the rights of platform workers, we unpack a new report by Observatoire des Multinationales exposing a lobbying offensive by Big Tech to drastically weaken the legislation.
Welcome to a new autumn episode of EU Watchdog Radio. In this episode we will discuss the re-launch of one of CEO's flagship initiatives to create more transparency in EU decision making: LobbyFacts.eu. This tool was created by CEO and German sister organisation LobbyControl in 2015 and has now been improved and re-launched.
Brand new analysis by EU lobby data website LobbyFacts has revealed that the companies with the highest-declared lobby budgets have increased their spending by a third since 2015.
Around three quarters of Google’s and Meta’s lobbyists have formerly worked for EU governmental bodies. Check out our new story using data from LobbyFacts.
Corporate Europe Observatory and LobbyControl have written to the EU lobby transparency register to complain about hundreds of instances of implausible data, as exposed by LobbyFacts.eu
The biggest companies in the EU lobby transparency register have increased their annual EU lobby budget by one third in recent years. Find out more as Corporate Europe Observatory and LobbyControl re-launch their EU lobby data site LobbyFacts.eu
Uber, currently dominating news headlines around the world, is a regular visitor to the European Commission’s Berlaymont building in Brussels. Read on for the low-down on Uber’s EU lobbying.
The Uber Files have reignited concern about the revolving doors move by Neelie Kroes, Digital agenda Commissioner until October 2014, to Uber. Get the low-down here.
Find out how a proposed EU law that seeks to hold companies accountable for abuses in their supply chains has been watered down by corporate lobbyists, with assistance from the EU's business-friendly ‘Better regulation’ agenda.
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