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Do lobbyists have too much influence?

 

21/06/2013 - Lobbying is a growing, and very lucrative, business. Though it can inform public decisions, it can also influence them unduly, incurring high financial cost and loss of citizens’ confidence in their governments. A few years ago all OECD countries adopted the Recommendation on Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying, but regulating the industry is proving challenging.   

 

The OECD Forum on Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying: How to win back trust? will discuss ways to ensure that lobbying is transparent, resulting in open, informed and inclusive public decision making.

 

Forum sessions open to the media from 09:30 – 12:45 on Thursday 27 June include: the opening by OECD Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist Mr. Pier Carlo Padoan and  Maroš Šefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration and a roundtable with Canada, Chile, the United States and the United Kingdom.

 

To attend the Forum on Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying: How to win back trust? or for further information, journalists should contact: Mr. Julio Bacio Terracino.

 

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