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De Europese lobby's en de Europese instellingen

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  • Peter Bursens orcid logo

Abstract

The amount of European level organized interest groups has dramatically increased since the Single European Act came into force in 1987. In 1995 approximately 3000 lobby-groups, employing 10.000 lobbyists, are based in Brussels. This has resulted in a complex arrangement of European interest intermediation and caused important constraints on decision making procedures and institutional actors. The first part of this article offers a discription and evaluation of this proliferation and diversification of European interest groups. It also
suggests a classification of all European interest groups including professional lobbyists and actors that defend their interests by themselves. The second part gives a discription of the way in which both European Parliament and Commission have dealt with this proliferation and assesses the differences in approach
between both institutions.

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Bursens, P., (1996) “De Europese lobby's en de Europese instellingen”, Res Publica 38(1), p.113-134. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v38i1.18654

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30 Mar 1996
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