Lobbying the European Parliament: Identifying Changing Trends Post-Treaty of Lisbon [report]

Jason Means
2016 unpublished
This study evaluates the assumption that lobbying at the EP level steadily increased after the Treaty of Lisbon, and also the expectation that there would be no variation in lobbying activity (measured by types of lobbyists) during this period. Research was conducted through the utilization of data from the European Transparency Register as scraped by Friedrich Lindenberg between 2012 and 2014. After categorizing more than 16,000 entries it was determined that the amount of lobbyists targeting
more » ... obbyists targeting the EU has steadily increased, and the primary lobbying group between the researched period was Business-though, there was a significant amount of variation between the types of lobbying groups, with NGOs coming in second. This is indicative of citizens becoming more involved in EU affairs as the deepening of integration and the expansion of supranational authority continues to affect ordinary Europeans. 7 Hauser, 698; Brandsma, 4 8 Hauser, 703; Léa Roger and Thomas Winzen, "Party Groups and Committee Negotiations in the European Parliament: Outside
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