In an online forum called Debating Europe, citizens put their views and questions to European Parliament MPs on the impact of lobbying on the political process.

Opinion
April 16, 2015

Lee Drutman from the New America Foundation looks beyond campaign contributions to the oversized, and less visible, power of corporate lobbying on policy making.

Opinion
May 18, 2015

John Menadue, former Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, argues lobbying is a 'serious corruption of good governance'. 

Opinion
May 11, 2015
Colin Crouch of the University of Warwick writes on how informal politics, while vital to the strength of democracy, undermines the equality of the electoral process.
Opinion
December 16, 2015

John Menadue argues lobbyists and rent-seekers are corrupting democracy.

Opinion

The Australian Government Lobbyist's Registry is the main way to track lobbying activities in Australia.

Report
May 8, 2014

The Guardian's Ian Traynor looks at the rising influence of corporate lobbying on the European Union.

News

The EU's Transparency Registry provides information on lobbyists and lobbying activities in the European Parliament and Commission.

Statistics
August 19, 2014

Alexander Becker from The Washington Post questions figures suggesting that spending on lobbyists is falling.

News

Pages