Lobbyists

Lobbyists in Europe

Description of Lobbyists

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes lobbyists in the following terms: [1] Despite the rapid growth of all forms of lobbying in Brussels, there is no official register of recognised lobbyists or pressure groups. Over 10,000 (some say 20,000) people are believed to be engaged in ‘interest representation’ in the city, the majority being business groups. The Commission works actively with these bodies and sometimes funds them, with a view to encouraging the transfer of loyalties to the European level and widening the EU’s ‘competence’, or right to assert its title to legislate.

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Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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