Banks, Google and energy companies dominate EU lobbying

Greepeace protest against car industry lobbyists meeting in Brussels.

The overwhelming majority of lobby meetings held by European Commissioners and their closest advisors are with representatives of corporate interests.


One year ago the European Commission launched its new transparency regime and started publishing meetings with lobbyists. Despite this step forward the activities of the €1.5 billion industry of Brussels lobbyists remain largely opaque and the EU’s transparency rules still need urgent reform.

In a report released today, Transparency International EU reveals that the overwhelming majority of lobby meetings held by European Commissioners and their closest advisors are with representatives of ...


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