How vulnerable are the EU institutions to undue corporate influence, and what gaps exist in EU lobbying and ethics rules?
Industry lobbyists are dominating parts of the European law-making process, campaigners warned today (March 25) on the back of a new report analysing the membership of a number of Commission Expert Groups. Researchers also warn that the European Commission is impeding public accountability, by failing to reveal details of who sits on the Groups.
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Since 2000, the number of expert groups has grown by more than 40
percent, indicate that this way of decision-making has become more
central to Commission policy making. Academic study has estimated that
the total number of people involved in Commission expert groups is over
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