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About us is an initiative by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) and LobbyControl. Any information shared through our encrypted contact form or e-mail box will solely be processed by us, completely independent of European political institutions or industry.

CEO is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making. Read more about our organisation on this page.

LobbyControl is a civil society initiative that provides information on lobbying, PR campaigns and think tanks and promotes transparency and democracy in Germany and on the European level. Read more about our organisation on this page.

This initiative is supported by a cross-party alliance of Members of the European Parliament, which include Paul Tang (S&D), Katalin Cseh (Renew Europe), Daniel Freund (Greens/EFA) and Manon Aubry (The Left).


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