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Jun 22
2013

Commissioner defends transparency of lobbying in Brussels

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New Europe, June 5, 2013 At an event at the Brussels Press Club heralding the release of the fifthGuide to Effective Lobbying in Europe, EU commissioner Maroš Šefčovič defended the role of lobbying in Brussels. Speaking alongside CEO of lobbying firm Burson Marsteller EMEA Jeremy Galbraith, Šefčovič called lobbying “a legitimate exercise,” going on to… View Article

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Jun 22
2013

Lobbying regulation in Italy: a new law?

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Italy is moving toward a new law for the lobbying regulation, which may include the institution of a mandatory registration process for the Public Affairs professionals. Please, find below a list of related articles published by several Italian websites and newspaper: Verso una nuova regolamentazione dell’attività di lobbying in Italia (Sole 24 Ore, May 28, 2013)… View Article

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Jun 22
2013

Cameron uses lobbying scandal to go to war with the unions

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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… View Article

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Jun 22
2013

Lobbies will have to register to work in Congress

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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 –… View Article

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Jun 22
2013

Principles for Public Affairs professionals

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Preamble Democracy needs the professional representation of interests. The external view and expertise enhances the political decision-making process. The role of Public Affairs professionals to build up links between civil society, economics and politics is not only legitimized as a fundamental principle of pluralist democracy. It fulfils an undeniable, important function within the political, social… View Article

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Jun 22
2013

Press release: 3rd EU Conference of Public Affairs Professionals, Paris, 23-24 May

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The third conference of PACE, the Public affairs community of Europe that gathers the national lobbying associations and Public Affairs professionals of the EU Countries, was held in Paris on May 23th- 24th, hosted by AFCL, the French Association of lobbying consulting. During two days of discussions, the participants shared the experiences of lobbying activities… View Article

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Nov 28
2012

Special Issue of the Journal of Public Affairs – The State of Public Affairs in Central & Eastern Europe

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Today we publish the link to the “Special Issue of the Journal of Pubblic Affairs – The State of Public Affairs in Central & Eastern Europe” paper, edited by Professor Carla C.J.M Millar and Dr. Peter Koeppl. Please click on the link below to read contents. CfP JPA Special Issue on CEE Call for Papers

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Oct 09
2012

Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 2

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Today we publish the link to the second volume of OECD’s study on lobbying that examines regulation and self-regulation of lobbying. Please click on the link below to read contents. bit.ly/OakmD2

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Oct 09
2012

Krynica XXII Economic Forum final paper

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Today we publish the final paper from the Krynica XXII Economic Forum. Please click on the link below to view th PDF. Krynica XXII Economic Forum-final paper ES-lobbying versus transparency and corruption

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Aug 17
2011

Article about PACE by Giuseppe Mazzei

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Today we publish an article written by Giuseppe Mazzei about PACE Community and lobbying in Europe. Please read below or download it from here: Download     Lobbying in Italy, unfortunately, is affected by a strong negative perception due to prejudices and  a lack of information that prevent to identify what ‘public affairs’ consist of…. View Article

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