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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 this is only done on a voluntary basis.

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