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You have probably never heard of AMISA2. But it turns out that AMISA2 and its predecessor AMISA have had staggeringly regular high-level access to senior EU decision-makers for decades. It is a quiet but persistent presence operating in the shadows of the Brussels bubble.

CEO reviews recent developments in the Commission's approach to the revolving door.

A Corporate Europe Observatory complaint to the lobby register secretariat is challenging the Commission to properly implement its own lobby transparency rules. 

NGOs write an open letter on Dieselgate to demand EU action to protect citizens from air pollution and the manipulative and fraudulent behaviour of carmakers.

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Members of the copyright industry and their political allies are fighting proposed copyright exceptions. For the 285 million blind and visually impaired people globally, such exceptions would provide better access to a wider range of print publications.

On Brexit launch day, the European Commission approved the revolving door move of UK ex-EU Commissioner for financial and banking policy, Jonathan Hill, to law firm Freshfields. The firm is engaged in lobby and advisory work for several UK financial industry clients.

More than fifty Belgian, European and international organisations are hosting an action at noon today to denounce the 10th Forum for the Future of Agriculture, a large lobbying event organised by the world’s biggest pesticides producer Syngenta.

The EU is finally looking to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to make a greater range of print publications available in accessible formats for visually impaired people. But as ratification draws closer, the extent and potential harm of publishing industry and member state lobbying is already excessive, our new research shows.