Should the European Commission Enact a Mandatory Lobby Register?

Direnc Kanol
2012 Journal of Contemporary European Research  
This article reviews the literature on the mandatory government regulation/self-regulation approaches to regulating interest group behaviour. The findings of the author suggest that the voluntary register of the European Commission is bound to fail. The European Commission should implement a mandatory register as soon as possible if the genuine aim of the incumbents is to overcome the Commission's accountability deficit.
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