No. 242. Lobbying the European Parliament: A necessary evil Cover Image

No. 242. Lobbying the European Parliament: A necessary evil
No. 242. Lobbying the European Parliament: A necessary evil

Author(s): Maja Kluger Rasmussen
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: European Parliament; Lobbying in the EU;
Summary/Abstract: Despite the growth of lobbying in the EU over thepast two decades, the EU has taken a rather laissez faire approach to regulating lobbying activity. While the European Parliament (EP) is in many ways more transparent and more accessible than many of the EU’s national parliaments, the code of conduct for lobbyists and the Parliament’s own rules of procedure are rather vague. As a result of the ‘cash for laws’s candal, the EP President, Jerzy Buzek, has established a working group to draw up a new set of rules to govern the access and behaviour of lobbyists and to formulate a code of conduct for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English