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After years of fierce debate, the EU still lacks a proper regulation of lobbying. (Photo: Daniel Huizinga)

Lobbying transparency enhances MEPs' freedom

As the EU continues to take decisions affecting millions of European citizens, there is a growing expectation that it must ensure full transparency for the ones shaping those decisions, by regulating lobbying.

Amid corruption scandals and instances of revolving doors - where politicians take high private sector salaries after leaving office - there has been a realisation that decision-makers are subject to a panoply of external pressures that shape their political behaviour.

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