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Cameron uses lobbying scandal to go to war with the unions

Daily mail, June 2, 2013 The coalition is to go to war with the trade unions, using reforms in the wake of the lobbying scandal to open up the membership of Labour’s biggest financial backers. Downing Street revealed legislation will be rushed out before the summer recess, creating a new statutory register of lobbyists after an MP and three peers were embroiled in a new sleaze scandal after being recorded by undercover reporters...

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Lobbies will have to register to work in Congress

El Paìs, June 3, 2013 In the upcoming months, the Spanish government hopes to put in place a long-awaited registry of lobby groups whose representatives work to try to convince lawmakers to push through certain legislation. If approved, it will be the first time that lobbies will have to register and log their activities – a legislative milestone for Spain. At the European Parliament, lobby groups are encouraged to register but...

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