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EU: “Transparency – Stop the Good Lobby / Bad Lobby Nonsense”

12 May 2015

1505DavidZaruk On this title, David Zaruk, on his blog The risk monger, describes how, in a EU meeting, there is a heavy process to give the talk to the NGOs lobbyists and to ostracise the industries lobbyists and their data.
There is a huge difference between Washington DC and Brussels : In the USA, there are lobbyists. In Brussels, there are “good” lobbyists (greens) and “bad” ones (from the industry). In the USA, the authorities don’t fund NGOs. In Brussels, EU “pays tens of millions every year to NGOs to run campaigns (including around €750,000 a year to Friends of the Earth)”

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