Stubb MEP: Europe's World: Regulating Brussels’ legion of lobbyists
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 28 Jan 2008 13:46
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The Commission believes that this sort of financial disclosure will indicate the level of influence that a lobby group can be expected to have. This might be true, but we should avoid the misconception that money equals influence. NGOs with limited resources can be as effective as rich multinational companies. Over the REACH chemicals regulation and software patents, for example, public sector lobby groups were more influential than the private sector.
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