Lobby register: EU and Germany want more

Interest representation is often subject to general suspicion: Do economic actors have undue sway over those with political responsibility? Does business have politics eat out of their hand? The reality is of course more complex – transparency registers have also been introduced in recent years to counteract prejudices: Who talks to whom and on whose behalf is to be made transparent. A look at the EU transparency register and the federal government’s lobby register shows the progress that has been made – and some gaps.

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