Corporate capture We are pushing for more democratic, accountable, transparent, balanced and fair policy-making

30 September 2014

A new lobby data web tool has for the first time shown which companies, trade associations, lobby consultancies and law firms are the biggest spenders on EU lobbying activities.

23 September 2014

A ruling by the European Ombudsman today that the European Commission should make its processes on revolving doors cases 'more robust' to avoid conflicts of interest, has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth Europe, Corporate Europe Observatory, Greenpeace, LobbyControl and SpinWatch.

Corporate capture undermines democracy. It refers to the process whereby big business gains privileged access to policy-making processes, giving it a disproportionate influence, behind closed doors. 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 greater transparency, balanced representation and fair access.

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