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 European Commission is negotiating trade deals and it is currently finalising a deal with Japan, the Japan-European Union Free Trade Agreement or JEFTA.
Regulatory cooperation in JEFTA has the potential to be detrimental to our democracy, giving big business more rights to be involved in lawmaking at an early
stage.

Support Corporate Europe Observatory today and help us share our research and organise events across Europe during our 20th anniversary.

We will be joining activists, organisations and social movements from across Europe for the Attac Summer University in France.

Ce lobby  tour à Paris vous propose de partir à la découverte des entreprises, institutions financières, firmes d’audit, cabinets de lobbying, associations professionnelles et autres qui contribuent à freiner les mesures pour la justice fiscale, en France et au niveau européen.

Le lobby tour est organisé par CEO, Observatoire des Multinationales, Attac France, ActionAid France, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Plateforme Paradis fiscaux et Judiciaires.