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New report: Lobbying in Europe: Hidden Influence, Privileged Access to launch 15 April

Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption worldwide, will release the first ever comprehensive assessment on lobbying in Europe, “Lobbying in Europe: Hidden Influence, Privileged Access”, on Wednesday, 15 April at 10:00 Brussels time.

Lobbying in Europe: Hidden Influence, Privileged Access
15 April 2015
10:00 Brussels time

Available online at

The report assesses how well political decision-making is protected from undue influence in 19 European countries as well as the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. The countries assessed are: Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

The launch includes a press conference in Brussels at 10:00 followed by a policy debate later in the day.

Venue: Résidence Palace-International Press Center, rue de la Loi 155, room: Passage

16:30-18:30 POLICY DEBATE
Venue: European Parliament, Paul-Henri-Spaak building, room: PHS 7C50

Supporting material will be available and individual interviews may be arranged in English, French and Spanish.

For any press enquiries please contact

To attend the launch events in Brussels, please contact:
Alison Coleman
Tel. + 32 28 93 24 64
[email protected]


Janina Berg
Tel. + 32 28 93 24 65
Mobile: + 32 488 237 118
[email protected]

For interview requests, please contact:
In Berlin:
Tel: +49 30 34 38 20 666
[email protected]

In Brussels:
Alison Coleman
Tel. + 32 28 93 24 64
Mobile: + 32 494 493 298