Description - European Union Lobbying by Robin H. Pedler
This volume presents 14 case studies of lobbying campaigns recently directed towards influencing policy and decisions in the European Union and illustrates the effects of recent wide-ranging change. Treaty revisions have modified the decision-making process and balance of power between the EU institutions. Company lobbying has changed as cross-border mergers have concentrated their activity. The balance of power between member-state governments and their devolved regions has shifted, and the regions are increasingly active players. The ability of NGOs to take a recognized part in policy formulation has increased and this change is accelerating. The included cases have been selected to illustrate the range of interest groups who lobby, and to broaden the coverage of lobbying cases in Europe.
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CHRISTOPHER BOYD Senior Vice President, Environment and Public Affairs at Lafarge ASUNCION CAPARROS Senior Manager in the Brussels office of ABNAmro SONIA CASINO-DIAZ Partner in Adamson-BSMG Worldwide in Brussels ANDREJ DRAPAL Partner in Pristop Communications, leader of Public Affairs Practice in Pristop and President of the Lobby Association within the Public Relations Society of Slovenia CHRISTOPHER FISHER Consultant to the Eurogroup for Animal Welfare JUSTIN GREENWOOD Jean Monnet and University Professor of European Public Policy at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen TOMAZ ILESIE is currently preparing for his bar exam as a stagiare at the High Court of Ljubljana STUART KEWLEY Director of the Postgraduate Diploma Course in European Studies, Oxford University TONY LONG Director of the WWF European Policy Office and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges WIM MIJS Vice President, European Relations in the Brussels office of ABNAmro JULIAN OLIVER Director-General of the International Express Carriers Conference IRENA PETERLIN Adviser to Executive Board of Directors at Slovenian Steelworks SUSAN POINTER Head of Policy in the Confederation of British Industry's Brussels office, and also teaches at the ECPAB LIAM SLATER Climate and Development Coordinator for the Climate Change Campaign, WWF STEPHAN SINGER Head of the European Climate and Energy Policy Unit at WWF INEKE VAN DER STORM Director of ECONcept, a socially and environmentally engaged consultancy for strategies in economic and ecological development LAURENTIEN VAN ORANJE-NASSAU Partner in Adamson-BSMG Worldwide in Brussels DEJAN VERCIC Partner in Pristop, the leading political consultancy in Ljubljana, Slovenia