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And the winner is..., Ethical Corporation Magazine, January 2008.

EU court gives boost to lobbying transparency push, Huw Jones, Reuters, 8 November, 2007.

Lobbyists can't hide behind privacy laws, court rules, Michael Herman, Times Online, 8 November, 2007.

'Biofuels Can Hurt the Poor', David Cronin, IPS, 6 November, 2007.

Worst lobbying awards, David Cronin, The Guardian, 25 October 2007.

Why Brussels is Abuzz with Lobbyists: As the EU sets more rules, corporations are building their presence and paying for clout, Carol Matlack, Businessweek, 18 October 2007.

Public votes on 'worst EU lobbying' award, Euractiv, 17 October 2007.

Brussels to toughen rules on lobbyists, Andrew Bounds and Laura Dixon, Financial Times, 9 October 2007.

Brussels told to take tougher line on lobbyists, Elitsa Vucheva, EU Observer, 9 October 2007.

EU Car Makers Have a Long Road Ahead, David Cronin, Inter Press News Agency, 2 August 2007.

EU rebukes Mandelson on lobby links, David Leppard and Robert Winnett, The Sunday Times, July 29, 2007.

Brussels accused of breaking lobbyist rules, Andrew Bounds, Financial Times, 24 July 2007.

Shhhhh. Commission can't hide lobbyists names any more, New Europe, 21 July 2007.

Kallas faces battle of wills with lobbyists, Simon Taylor, The European Voice, 21 June 2007.

Lobbyists throw EU transparency plan into doubt, Huw Jones, Reuters, 11 June 2007.

Never Mind the Lobbyists' Fee, David Cronin, Inter Press News Agency, 17 May 2007.

The lobbyists’ lobbyist, Edward Steen, European Voice, 16 May 2007.

Consultancies spurn lobbying register, Simon Taylor, European Voice, 10 May 2007.

Campaigners Counter Privatisation Source, David Cronin, Inter Press News Agency, 30 March 2007.

EU lobbying register to open by 2008, Filipe Rufino, EUPolitix.com, 21 March 2007.

EU's new lobbyist register is out of date, NGOs say, Andrew Rettman, EUobserver, 19 March 2007.

ExxonMobil funds global warming sceptics - Will Brussels clear the air?, Olivier Hoedman, EUobserver, 13 March 2007.

Commission to register lobbyists’ funding, Judith Crosbie, European Voice, 8 March 2007.

Commissioners’ advisers come out of the shadows, Judith Crosbie, European Voice, 8 March 2007.

EU adviser's role questioned, Financial Times, March 6 2007.

Who advises on advisers?, Financial Times Brussels blog, 22 February 2007.

Commission says clarity key to conflict-of-interest controversy, Euractiv, 22 February 2007.

Auto ice man puts the freeze on rivals, The Guardian, 21 February 21, 2007.

Top Brussels advisers to be named, Andrew Bounds, Financial Times, 19 February 2007.

Europe: Transparent lobbying - Whats good for the goose..., Zara Maung, Ethical Corporation, 11 January 2007.

Lobbying, European style, International Herald Tribune, 27 October 2006.

Does business interfere too much in EU policymaking?, EurActiv, 17 October 2006.

European Parliament asked to examine lobbying practices, Cillian Donnelly, EU Reporter, 23 October 2006.

An Insider in Brussels: Lobbyists Reshape the European Union, Elke Cronenberg for CorpWatch.org, 18 September 2006.
A version of this article first appeared in the Swedish magazine VI.

Web independence comes under lobby attack, PCPro, 7 August 2006.

Commission trusts EU lobbyists to self-regulate,EurActiv.com, 4 May 2006.

LATIN AMERICA-EU: Cooperation or Dependency?, Julio Godoy, IPS, 11 May 2006


Civil Society to 'Try' Multinationals, Stefania Bianchi, IPS, 10 May 2006

Commission entrusts EU lobbyists to self-regulate, Euractiv, 4 May 2006

Ethics rules must be binding for all Brussels lobbyists, Erik Wesselius, Financial Times, 4 May 2006

CORRUPTION: EU Fails to Bring Transparency, Stefania Bianchi, IPS, 3 May 2006

Commission launches face-saving transparency drive, Andrew Rettman, EUobserver, 03 May 2006

Site to expose EU corporate lobbyists, Peter John Meiklem, Big Issue Scotland, April, 2006

Wanted: a lobbying ethics guardian, Erik Wesselius, Financial Times,  1 February 2006

Brussels lobbyists agree to registration regime, Andrew Bounds, Financial Times, 27 January 2006

Dexia deputy - my report won't be biased, Anna McLauchlin, European Voice, 26 Jan - 1 Feb

The lobbyists that have taken Brussels by storm, Raphael Minder, Financial times, 19 January 2006

"The reach of lobbying", Ahmed ElAmin, FoodProductionDaily.com, 5 December 2005.

"Worst EU Lobby Award", from the website of VRT Flanders News (Flemish TV), 28 November 2005.

"Lobbying the EU", File On 4: BBC Radio 4, 22 November, 2005.

"EU tussle grows over spending disclosures. Government lobbying becomes hot-button issue; crisis of 'legitimacy' cited", by Glenn R. Simpson, Wall Street Journal November 9, 2005.

"Parliament opts for containment on F-gases -- reactions", EurActiv, 26 October 2005.

"Lobbying Brussels: It's getting crowded", by Dan Bilefsky, International Herald Tribune, October 29 2005.

"Rivals jostle ahead of EU vote on f-gases", Environment Daily, October 21 2005.

"Time for Transparency in the EU", Owen Espley, in Toward Freedom, October 18 2005.

"Lobbyist registration 'the way to rebuild public trust in the EU", European Voice, 29 September 2005.

"Lobbying: To register or not - the debate rages", Tim King, European Voice, 22 September 2005.

"Who Pays for Think Tanks", Stefania Bianchi, Inter-Press Service (IPS), 3 August 2005.

"Brussels to crack down on lobby industry", Expatica EU news, July 2005.

"EU Trade Commissioner Mandelson responds to allegations after six months", Will Selez, PressEsc, 28 July 2005.

Green campaigner: "NGO lobbying should be transparent too", EurActiv, 26 July 2005.

"Kallas to press on with registry of Brussels lobbyists", EurActiv, 20 July 2005.

"NGOs in push to curb industry EU lobbying", Environment Daily, 20 July 2005.

"EU : Lobby Groups Face Greater Scrutiny", Stefania Bianchi, Inter-Press Service (IPS), 20 July 2005.

"EU lobby groups under fire", Brian Johnson, eupolitix.com, 19 Jul 2005.

"EU resists calls for registration of lobbyists", Stephen Gardner, euro-correspondent.com, 19 July 2005.

"New lobby watchdog calls for more transparency", Filipe Rufino, EUobserver.com, 19 July 2005.

"'Deceptive' patent lobbying sparks calls for transparency", Ingrid Marson, ZDNet UK, July 11 2005.

"Politics, business mix freely in Europe Parliament", Mary Jacoby and Glenn R. Simpson, Wall Street Journal, July 5, 2005.

"EU patents bill raises concerns over lobbying", Huw Jones, Reuters, June 24 2005.

"EU lobbyists under attack - Campaigners angry that curbs on special interest groups have been watered down", David Gow, The Guardian, May 30 2005.

"In Europe, Finance Lobby Sways Terror-Funding Law. Legislators With Close Ties To Industry Water Down Money-Laundering Rules", Glenn R. Simpson, The Wall Street Journal Europe, May 24 2005.

"Kallas pushes for more transparency and ethics in EU policy-making", EurActiv.com, May 20 2005.

"Barroso will face MEPs over cruise affair", Andrew Rettman, EUobserver.com, May 18 2005.

"Why throw a spanner in the lobbying machine?", European Voice, April 21 2005.

"Kallas calls for MEPs to declare links with lobbyists", European Voice, April 14 2005.

"Lobby control gets lobbyists on the move", EUobserver.com, April 6 2005.

"Lobbying transparency a must if less wealthy interest groups are to be heard", letter by Erik Wesselius published in the European Voice, March 17-23 2005.

"New EU transparency initiative welcomed", Gareth Harding, Washington Times (United Press International), March 8 2005.

"New EU transparency initiative welcomed", Poulomi Mrinal Saha, Ethical Corporation, March 7 2005.

"Brussels lobbyists to come under tighter scrutiny", EurActiv.com, March 7 2005.

"Brussels lobbyists to come under stricter monitoring", EUobserver.com, March 4 2005.

"Responsible lobbying study launched", Ethical Corporation magazine, February 14 2005.

"Lobbying Comes of Age in Europe", Wall Street Journal (frontpage), February 10 2005.

"In Brussels, the lobbyocracy rules", Barbara Gunnell, New Statesman, February 7 2005.

"High time to Regulate EU Lobbying", Erik Wesselius in Consumer Policy Review, Jan/Feb 2005.

"Corporate Lobbying Grows in EU ", by Stefania Bianchi, Inter Press Service (IPS), December 22 2004.

"Spoof guide tells it like it is. Almost?c ", European Voice, December 9 2004.

"Disputes Hover Over New Commission", by Maarten Messiaen, Inter Press Service (IPS), November 23 2004.

"EU trade commissioner Mandelson too cosy with business, say campaigners", by Rikki Stancich, Ethical Corporation website, November 23 2004.

"Mandelson wades into trade radicals", by David Gow, The Guardian, November 23 2004.

"Brussels' rise draws lobbyists in numbers", by Graham Bowley, International Herald Tribune, November 18 2004.

Medias francais:

Bruxelles promet plus de transparence, 20Minutes.fr / AFP, 4 May 2006.

Erik Wesselius, chercheur et activiste, dénonce le poids des lobbies et relativise la transparence que veut mettre en place la Commission, Christian LOSSON, Libération, 04 mai 2006

Bruxelles veut plus de transparence dans le fonctionnement des lobbies auprès de l'UE, Philippe Ricard, Le Monde, 03.05.06

BRUXELLES. Tour virtuel d'une Europe opaque, Eléonore Sulser, Le Temps (Switzerland), 12 avril 2006

A Bruxelles, 15 000 lobbyistes s'activent dans les coulisses des médias et del'Union européenne, Jean-Pierre Stroobants, Le Monde, 28.01.06

"Pressions : un prix du "pire lobbyiste" de l’UE", Profession Politique, 30 novembre 2005.

"Quand Bruxelles met ses lobbyistes sous pression", Julie Majerczak, Liberation, May 18 2005.

"Lobby Planet", La-bas si j'y suis, France Inter, May 13 2005.

"Un guide pour de'couvrir "Euroland", La Liberte', March 24 2005.

Auf Deutsch:

Lobbying - eine Gefahr für die Demokratie, Frank Zirpins, tagesschau.de, 6 November 2006.

EU-Kommission wegen Patentkonsultation für Negativ-Lobbypreis nominiert, heise online, 6 November 2006.

EU-Lobbyisten scheuen das Licht, Linke Zeitung, 28 October 2006.

Meister der Verdrehung, Der Spiegel, 31 July 2006.

Lobbying Paradies EU, Thomas Kreiseder, EuropaRadio, 18 May 2006.

Transparenz-Initiative rückt EU-Lobbyisten auf die Pelle, Linda Osusky, pressetext austria, 30.01.2006

"Watchdogs schreiben europäischen Negativpreis für Lobbyisten aus", Heise Online, 24/11 2005.

"Lobbyismus - Kampf um Informationen", Woxx, 5/8 2005.

"Die wahren Strippenzieher - Lobbyisten in Brussel", Deutschlandfunk, Hintergrund Wirtschaft, 2/10 2005.

"Gegenwind fuer Brusseler Lobbyisten ", Deutschlandfunk, Europa Heute, 11/8 2005.

Nederlandstalige media:

Bedrijvenlobby in Europees parlement heeft vrij spel, OneWorld, 12 October 2006.

De verlobbying van Europa, Knack, 13 september 2006.

Brussel werkt aan register lobbyisten, Hendrik Jan van Oostrum, Het Financieele Dagblad, 3 mei 2006

Brussel wil schandaal lobbyisten voorblijven, Jeroen van der Kris, NRC Handelsblad, 3 mei 2006

De lobbycratie, Jeroen van der Kris Michèle de Waard, NRC, 01 April 2006

"Moeten lobbyisten in Brussel aan banden worden gelegd?", De Ochtenden, VPRO radio, 25 oktober 2005.

"Brusselse kermis", VPRO televisie, 24 oktober 2005.

"De Amerikaanse lobby - Hoe Pfizer en Microsoft Nederland beïnvloeden", Pieter van Os, De Groene Amsterdammer, 14 oktober 2005.

"Pleidooi voor strenge regels lobbyisten in Brussel", Het Financieele Dagblad, 20 juli 2005.

"Brussel wil register van lobbyisten", ANP, 19 juli 2005.

"De vierde macht van Europa", Ingrid Van Daele, Knack, 8 December 2004.

"Hoe kan de EU de invloed van bedrijven beperken?", Trouw, 20 november 2004.

"Ngo's trekken van leer tegen macht bedrijfslobby's", Kris Hendrickx, De Morgen, 19 november 2004.

"Brusselse lobbyisten voelen niets voor kijkje in de keuken", Jeroen Piersma, Financieel Dagblad, 30 oktober 2004.

"Wegwijs in de Brusselse lobbycratie", Kris Hendrickx, De Morgen, 23 oktober 2004.

En castellano:

¿Cenamos esta noche, Comisario?: lobby en Bruselas, Revista Pueblos / Rebelion, 18 Julio 2006.

CORRUPCIÓN-UE: Por un lobby transparente, Stefania Bianchi, IPS, 3 mayo 2006

"ONG piden co'digo de conducta para grupos de presion en Bruselas", Terra Actualidad - EFE , 19 julio 2005.

In Italiano:

Ceniamo questa sera, Commissario? La lobby a Bruxelles, Come Don Chiciotte, 29 July 2006.

In Danish

Hjørnet: Bruxelles er lobbyisternes hovedstad, dr.dk, Jens Reiermann, 31. marts 2006

Lobbyisme konsekvenser, P1 Morgen 3 May 2006.

In Swedish:

EU-lobbyister ska registreras, GöteborgPosten, 10 November 2006.


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