LobbyControl

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Lobbying costs:

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.

131,375€

Financial year: 01/01/2019 - 01/12/2019

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.

1
0.25

Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 1

1

Meetings with European Commission: 1

Lobbying costs over the years:

1
5
10
100
1000

LobbyControl

Registration on EU Transparency Register

6314918394-16 (First registered: 15 Sep 2008)

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

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)

Address

Head office:
Am Justizzentrum 7
Köln 50939,
Germany

Tel: 49 221 9957150