The evolution of lobbying in Europe

Alber, Siegbert; Geiger, Andreas
May 2007
Hill;5/9/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 54, p20
The authors reflect on the evolution of lobbying in Europe. They observed that it developed from being dodgy to a modern era of Washington-style professional lobbying especially in Brussels, Belgium and in the European Union (EU) state capitals. They stressed that it is a professional practice of recommending private and public interests against legislators and decision makers and is a management discipline dealt with by lawyers and politicians.


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