WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.
WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.
Lobbyists declared: 1.25 FTE (2)
WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.
Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 1
Meetings with European Commission: 1
Lobbying costs over the years:
Registration on EU Transparency Register
Goals / Remit
LobbyControl promotes transparency and a vivid democracy. We campaign for more transparency and a legal, institutional and societal framework that limits the improper influence of lobbyists on both politics and the public at large. On EU-level we undertake these kind of engagements very often in our ALTER-EU network (also registered in the transparency register). Our organisation moreover works to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups on EU policy-making. LobbyControl was founded in 2005. LobbyControl is committed to transparency about EU interest representation. We have been campaigning for this register since 2005 and have witnessed progress. Still the register fails to provide full EU lobbying transparency. When registering, we have therefore chosen to give all relevant information that we consider necessary for lobbying transparency. A credible EU lobbying transparency register should include names of individual lobbyists and the issues that they try to influence, provide precise and comparable financial information on lobbying, and have effective sanctions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information disclosed. In an effort to arrive at a more objective way of calculating lobbying expenditures, we follow guidelines that result from consultations with public interest organisations, professionals working on lobby transparency as well as experts of US lobby disclosure legislation. Our registration is therefore providing a more comprehensive calculation of our expenses for activities that aim to influence the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions, as well as funding sources providing more than €1000.
Issues covered in 2019: In 2019 we tried to get the issue of undue influence of business lobbying and the need to balance this influence on the agenda of the "Spitzenkandidaten" in the European elections. At the same time we tried to inform the public in a differentiated way about the problems around undue influence in Brussels and what progressive answers could be given. Main initiatives covered: - Process for an Interinstitutional Agreement on a mandatory Transparency Register - decision of the EU Parliament that rapporteurs and committee chairs have to publish meetings - Trade policy - EU elections and the process of designating commissioners (member countries) and checking their declarations of interests and their capabilities (Parliament)
Am Justizzentrum 7
Tel: 49 221 9957150
Lobbyists with EP accreditation
On behalf of LobbyControl the persons listed below have had, during the reporting period, four or more contacts with members or officials of the EU institutions with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions; or they have spent 20 percent or more of their working time on behalf of LobbyControl carrying out such activities:
Max Bank (75%) (issues: trade, corporate capture); since June 2019 Laura Grosse (parental leave replacement)
Nina Katzemich (50%) (issues: EU Lobby Regulation, corporate capture)
Person in charge of EU relations
Person with legal responsibility
LobbyControl is a member of
- the Alliance for Lobby Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU, www.alter-eu.org),
- ENCO network
- German network for Corporate Accountability (CorA, www.cora-netz.de),
- Allianz „Rechtssicherheit für politische Willensbildung“
Procurement from EU institutions
Grants from EU institutions
Full specified budget
View the full specified budget for this organisation on the Transparency Register website.
Total public financing
Other financial information
There are no notes attached to this organisation.
Expert groups (European Commission)
Intergroups (European Parliament)
Industry forums (European Parliament)
LobbyControl campaigns for more transparency and a legal, institutional and societal framework that limits the improper influence of lobbyists on both politics and the public at large. We concretely campaign for a better EU transparency register, more balanced expertise and more balanced lobbymeetings, stricter rules against conflicts of interests, as well as more transparency of decision making in all three institutions with a focus on the least transparent institution, the council. Moreover we engage in certain fields like trade politics or climate politics, when we have the impression that the lobbying taking place or the priviledged access of certain groups resulted or will result in corporate capture
Meetings with European Commission1 meetings found.
The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.
- 02 Jul 2015 - Jon Nyman Maria Asenius Joakim Larsson - Transparency notably of TiSA (DG Trade)