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Invitation to join a 'lobby tour' on secretive lobbying in Brussels

Lobby tour with CEO and LobbyControl
Location: 
Brussels (for details register at ceo@corporateeurope.org)
Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:00

LobbyControl and Corporate Europe Observatory cordially invite you to a guided tour of the Brussels EU quarter.

Whether it's about data protection, regulation of tobacco products or rules around fracking: many powerful lobby actors in Brussels prefer to keep their lobbying out of public spotlight. And because the lobby transparency register of the European Commission and Parliament is voluntary, it is easy to avoid public scrutiny.

In the last months of 2013, Parliament and Commission negotiated changes to the lobby transparency register. Whereas the Parliament called for the register to be made mandatory, the Commission insisted that it should remain voluntary. On Tuesday 15 April, in the Parliament's final vote on this issue, a large majority of MEPs is expecting to approve a strong call for a mandatory register.

During our guided tour we will show concrete examples of how law firms, corporations and other lobby players benefit from the lack of binding transparency requirements. Under the existing voluntary EU rules on lobbying transparency, companies, lobby firms and others can hide what interests they are lobbying for, on which issues they lobby and how big their lobbying budgets are.

LobbyControl and Corporate Europe Observatory (together with other NGOs in the ALTER-EU coalition) have for almost a decade campaigned for a mandatory register with comprehensive and reliable information about lobbying.

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