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Recommended reading: The 'Lobby Planet' guide to Brussels

The 24-page 'Lobby Planet' guide offers a unique overview of the growing political influence exercised by large corporations, PR firms, think-tanks and industry groups, operating from offices around the European Union institutions. You can choose between a Dutch and an English version. Other editions (French, German, Italian are currently being prepared).

Join a guided tour through the EU Quarter

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) invites you to join one of our guided tours through the Brussels EU quarter. The two-hour tour introduces you to many of the hotspots described on this website and many others that are not covered here. We are also open, within our capacity, to run tours for specific interested groups. Send an e-mail to info[at]eulobbytours.org for info on upcoming tour dates and how to register.

Join ALTER-EU

The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) is a coalition of over 140 civil society groups, trade unions, academics and public affairs firms, calling for EU lobbying disclosure legislation.

Vote for the "Worst EU Lobbying" Award 2006

Over 8,000 people voted in the "Worst EU Lobbying" Award 2005. Throughout the year you can nominate well-documented cases of greenwash and double standards (lobbying against environmental initiatives while pretending to care about sustainability) and other forms of deceptive lobbying that you think deserve to be named and shamed in the Worst EU Lobbying Award 2006.

European Transparency Initiative

Check out the website of Commissioner Siim Kallas (Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud)

Weblinks (research and analysis on EU lobbying)