Lobby transparency Transparency in lobbying is crucial to guard against undue influence of big business on the climate, environment, and food

19 May 2017

This Saturday, activists around the world will unite, and march against Monsanto. Opposition has been mounting to the Bayer-Monsanto mega-merger, Friends of the Earth Europe even staged a 'marriage made in hell' outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

28 April 2017

As the European Commission reaches half-time in its term of office, campaigners are calling for urgent action to address the bias towards corporate interests as evidenced by data on lobby meetings held by Commissioners.

Thousands of corporate lobbyists roam the corridors of power in Brussels, exercising undue and unclear influence on policy-making. Operating out of the spotlight, many of them do not hesitate to employ improper methods.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe challenges the opaque nature of lobbying in Brussels, which enables corporate lobbyists to convince policy-makers to put profit before people and planet. We campaign for a mandatory lobby register, seek to expose deceptive lobbying practices, and use access to information requests to shed light into the darkness.

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