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Corporate capture in Europe: The influence of corporations in policy making and what to do about it

The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) and the Brussels Offices of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (AK EUROPA) and the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB Europabüro) cordially invite you to our event:


Monday | 24th September 2018 | 18:30 - 20:00
Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU
Avenue de Cortenbergh 30

 1040 Brussels

In the new report “Corporate capture in Europe” the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) members and allied groups have collected and analysed a series of examples of corporate capture throughout Europe. They show how deeply entrenched and embedded the relations between policy makers and business interests are.

These cases – covering a variety of topics including tax evasion, banking regulation, the digital single market, defence, Dieselgate and others – will be the starting point to explore the concept of corporate capture.

In the course of the event we would like to discuss with researchers, civil society representatives and decision makers, recent examples of corporate capture in policy-making, whether this is a threat to our rights and ways to overcome it. The debate will focus not only on the EU institutions, but also on the escalating problem of corporate capture of national government decision-making in countries across Europe.


Report “Corporate capture in Europe”
Olivier Hoedeman
, CEO and ALTER-EU  

Panel discussion

Susan George, Author of “Shadow Sovereigns: How Global Corporations are Seizing Power”

Mariana Prats, Researcher at the Public Integrity division at OECD

Paul de Clerck, FoEE and ALTER-EU

Frank Ey, AK Wien

Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament


Jennifer Baker, Independent Brussels-based journalist

Open discussion

The discussion will be held in English. Following the discussion, we would like to invite you to a buffet reception.

  Please register for the event by clicking:
Yes, I will attend the event

For further questions:

Tel: +32 22 33 62 54 or +32 22 30 74 63
E-Mail: office@akeuropa.eu or europabuero@oegb-eu.at


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