Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

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Research toolbox

Below we list a series of research tools which those looking to find out more about EU lobbying might find useful.

European Commission

EUROPA - Rapid - Search European Commission - Press releases and other documents

EUROPA - Register - Search European Commission - Document register
 
Commisison meeting minutes
 
EUROPA - EU Whoiswho European Commission - Content should be a sentence or two that describes the content of the page
 
EUR-Lex EUR-Lex provides direct free access to European Union law. Here you can consult the Official Journal of the European Union as well as the treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals. You can also use the extensive search facilities available on EUR-Lex.
 
Public Consultations Documents and other information concerning ongoing and closed stakeholder consultations run by the European Commission
 
Budget on line
 
Beneficiaries Beneficiaries
 
European Commission - Public Contracts European Commission - Information on the Public Contracts managed by the European Commission.

 

European Court

CURIA - home - Court of Justice of the European Union Cour de justice des communautés européennes

 

European Parliament

Legislative Observatory: Procedure tracking and search - European Parliament Legislative Observatory - Procedure tracking and search: by words in title, by document reference, by agent in procedure, by legislative act, by legal basis, by Official Journal, by institution - European Parliament

Parliamentary questions
 
Parliament’s calendar
 
VoteWatch.eu European Parliament
 
UK Conservative MEPs' lobby lists Few MEPs are transparent about the lobby groups they meet; the UK Conservative group publish a list for their group, every 6 months
 

Other sources on EU and EU lobbying

Search results for "european union" - WikiLeaks

SourceWatch

Statewatch European Monitoring & Documentation Centre on Justice and Home Affairs in the EU - SEMDOC
 
Numérisons les lobbyistes de l’Assemblée avec Transparence International France « Regards Citoyens
 
CKAN - Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network - Tags - eutransparency
 
European Union - Wobbing Europe More about European Union
 
Lobbying Portal - Powerbase

 

Databases on EU lobbying

Search register - Register of interest representatives The Commission has decided to set up a register of interest representatives (lobbyists), to help people understand how decisions are taken in the EU institutions and the role of representatives (lobbyists). Accredited lobbyists – Listed by organisation

LobbyFacts - run by Corporate Europe Observatory and LobbyControl. Takes data from the official register and aloows it to be ranked, sorted, analysed. There is also a limited LobbyFacts archive facility
 
Integritywatch - run by Transparency International. Takes data from MEPs' declarations of interest and from the published lists of senior Commission lobby meetings
 
RevolvingDoorWatch - run by Corporate Europe Observatory
 
Lobbyplag - information on lobbying on data protect reform
 
EUROPA - Register of expert groups Register of expert groups
 
Comitology Register
 
EUROPA - SINAPSE - Home page European commission - SINAPSE

 

Data on lobbying in the US

Query the Lobbying Disclosure Act Database

Semi-Annual Reports - FARA Foreign Agents Registration Act
 
OpenSecrets.org: Money in Politics -- See Who's Giving & Who's Getting Presenting political news, and the actual political positions of the parties and candidates, as well as disclosing how much campaign money they have raised and where it came from.
 
Search State and Federal Campaign Contribution Data - TransparencyData.com Transparency Data is a central source for all federal and state campaign contributions made in the last twenty years. Here you can begin your search, find the information you need and then download records of what a candidate has received, what an individual has given, and how much companies and their employees have given.
 
A few weeks after the May coup against Dilma Rousseff by conservative parties backed by the country's largest corporations, Brazil's “interim” government, led by Michel Temer, signed an emergency loan to the State of Rio de Janeiro to help finance infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics. The bailout was conditional to selling off the State's public water supply and sanitation company, the Companhia Estadual de Águas e Esgotos (Cedae). 

When we interviewed City Councillor and chair of Rio’s Special Committee on the Water Crisis Renato Cinco, in December 2015, he was already warning against such privatisation threats and provided important background information on the water situation in Rio.

José Manuel Barroso's move to Goldman Sachs has catapulted the EU’s revolving door problem onto the political agenda. It is symbolic of the excessive corporate influence at the highest levels of the EU.

Corporate Europe Observatory, Friends of the Earth and LobbyControl today wrote to Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, calling on him to investigate Angelika Nieber MEP over a possible conflict of interest.

CEO presents some first reflections on the UK's vote for Brexit.

 
 
 
 
 
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