Public Matters (PM)

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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.

100,000€ - 199,999€

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

Lobbyists declared: 2.5 FTE (6)

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: 7


Meetings with European Commission: 0

Lobbying costs over the years:


Public Matters (PM)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

245282535800-44 (First registered: 05 Sep 2019)

Goals / Remit

Public Matters is a public affairs & lobby consultancy with offices in The Hague and Brussels, supporting organisations that seek to influence policy and engage in strategic communications. We advise our clients on how to position themselves optimally in the political and public arena in both the Netherlands and at EU level, based on implementing the most effective strategies and achieving agreed targets.


As a consultancy we follow many policy developments in Brussels and the EU on behalf of our clients. Our main focus is on Competition policy, Consumer protection, (Digital) Single market, Energy policy, Social affairs, Agriculture, Healthcare, ICT, Trade policy and Transportation. The most relevant policies include: - Proposal for a directive on the European Green Deal - Proposal for a directive on the EU renewable energy rules – review - Communication on the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy - Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council, the European economic and social committee and the committee of the Regions – A hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe - Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) - Directive (EU) 2018/2001 (recast) - Proposal for a regulation on deepening the internal market and clarifying responsibilities for digital services (Digital Services Act) - Proposal for a regulation on an ex ante regulatory instrument of very large online platform acting as gatekeepers (Digital Services Act) - Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online


Head office:
Bezuidenhoutseweg 101
The Hague 2594 AC

Tel: 31 703046499

Belgium office:
Avenue des Arts 39
Brussels B-1040,

Tel: 32 25027771