Bursting the Brussels Bubble

Publication date: 
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Susan George, ALTER-EU Steering Committee, Will Dinan, Spinwatch & Erik Wesselius, Corporate Europe Observatory, Jorgo Riss, Greenpeace, Marc Gruber, European Federation of Journalists, Dieter Plehwe, LobbyControl, Vicky Cann, World Development Movement, Yiorgos Vassalos, Corporate Europe Observatory, Kenneth Haar, Yiorgos Vassalos, Corporate Europe Observatory & Andy Rowell, Spinwatch, Olivier Hoedeman, Corporate Europe Observatory, Nina Katzemich, LobbyControl, Craig Holman, Public Citizen, Frank van Schaik, Tony Bunyan, Statewatch, Paul de Clerck, Friends of the Earth Europe, Claude Turmes & Fred Thoma, Green Group in the European Parliament, Nils Mulvad, Brigitte Alfter & Jack Thurston, www.farmsubsidy.org, Christian Humborg, Transparency International Germany,


Written by some of the leading experts on lobbying transparency in Europe, this book provides an eye-opening insight into decision-making within the European Union – and offers a valuable guide to fighting for greater transparency and accountability.

Bursting the Brussels Bubble is a valuable tool for anyone concerned with decisionmaking and democratic accountability within the European Union.

This collection of articles reveals how lobbyists from the world of big business have successfully embedded themselves inside the European Union’s decision-making process, creating a political culture where, behind closed doors, the influence of business has become the norm.

Drawing on case studies which show the lobbyists in action, Bursting the Brussels Bubble provides a compelling argument for the need for greater transparency and accountability – in short, for the need for radical reform.

It also highlights how campaigners have sought to challenge the corporate capture of EU politics – and sets out a way forward to build a more democratic and accountable European Union.

A way to burst the Brussels Bubble...

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