Welcome to LobbyFacts

Who are the biggest spenders on lobbying? Is there a balance between corporate and public interest lobbying? Are lobbyists spending more or less than last year? Which organisations have the most meetings with the Commission elite? Which organisations have the most EU parliament lobbyist passes? LobbyFacts can help you answer these kinds of questions.

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Find the largest EU lobby firms

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EU lobby firms ranked on the lobby costs they declared in the EU transparency register (data as of 24 November 2016).
This ranking was obtained by using the filters on the Statistics page.

 

Tracing EU lobbying over time

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LobbyFacts datacards for Google, showing data as of 12 March 2012 and 30 August 2016

Our unique archive of data from the EU transparency register, going back to February 2012, has now been integrated to the LobbyFacts database. Via the time line on top of each data card, you can access this historical information and retrace changes in the declarations of organisations in the register.

Google is, without doubt, one of the most active lobbyists in Brussels. With 120 lobby meetings held since December 2014 with a commissioner, cabinet member or director-general, (there have probably been many more meetings with lower level officials, not to mention MEPs, but these are not systematically published), Google is second only to BusinessEurope (140 meetings) in terms of lobby organisations with the best access to the elite of the Commission.

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Recent articles

June 7th, 2016
by Vicky Cann
The UK financial sector spends at least €34 million per year on lobbying in Brussels and employs more than 140 lobbyists to influence EU policy-making, according to new analysis from LobbyFacts’ database. Continue Reading
May 2nd, 2016
by Vicky Cann
Seventy six per cent of the entries at the top of the lobby register are flawed, according to new research by LobbyFacts. Continue Reading
March 8th, 2016
by Vicky Cann
Financial services dominate the list of the UK's top corporate lobbyists at the EU level, says LobbyFacts. Continue Reading
Deutsche Bank building in Brussels
February 3rd, 2016
by Nina Katzemich
Across the EU, more lobbying organisations come from Germany than from any other country. (The exception is Belgium as many lobbyists from elsewhere in the EU register via a Brussels address.) LobbyFacts has taken a look at Germany’s most powerful lobbyists operating in Brussels. Continue Reading