Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

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Były przedstawiciel KE będzie lobbował na rzecz Rosji

Bruno Dethomas - wysoki rangą przedstawiciel Komisji Europejskiej, który jeszcze niedawno kierował programem Partnerstwo Wschodnie - po zakończeniu pracy w Komisji Europejskiej znalazł sobie dochodową posadę w agencji, która lobbuje w interesie rządu Rosji. Taką infromację zamieścił w swoim raporcie ALTER-EU - Sojusz na rzecz przejrzystości lobbingu i uregulowań prawnych dotyczących etyki.

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