The job of lobbyists is to persuade governments to act in line with the interests they represent. They seek to influence legislation and steer policy. There are 20,000 lobbyists in Brussels. What exactly are they doing?
Edward Dean’s parents voted to leave the EU - while he was studying to become a diplomat in Brussels. Brexit has shattered his and his fellow students' dreams at the College of Europe in Bruges. Maria Christoph reports.
The European Commission this week unveiled its Pillar of Social Rights initiative. An admirable proposal, but after years of austerity and social exclusion, the EU needs to work to regain the trust of its citizens.
The German government parties will appeal against a court ruling ordering them to reveal their lobbyists in parliament. Critics say this is typical of Germany, which lags far behind other democracies on anti-corruption.
Two months after former EU Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso announced his new position at US banker Goldman Sachs, the EU is investigating whether the job meets ethical standards. Martin Kuebler reports from Brussels.
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