Corporate capture undermines democracy. It refers to the process whereby big business influence policy-making processes - through privileged access, non-transparent lobbying, conflicts of interest, the revolving door between policymakers and industry lobby groups. This leads to the weakening, blocking or postponement of vital social and environmental legislation.
Friends of the Earth Europe challenges corporate capture. We are pushing for a more democratic and accountable European Union, and more transparent international policy negotiations. We demand the end of business’ undue influence over decision makers and greater lobbying transparency.