Country-by-country, step-by-step

The reliably leaky Commission machine is at it again, this time widely trailing its plans to tackle tax avoidance in the EU to the Brussels press and MEPs. You can read the entire text here. Our main interest in all of this is the Commission’s...

What’s the real influence of lobbyists in Brussels?

Napoleon would have probably made a good EU lobbyist, considering that he was, already at his time, aware of the fact that “ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousands who are silent.” Today, however, Bonaparte would no longer be...

Bad news for Juncker’s Investment Plan

Despite our efforts, other civil society organisations and MEPs, the European Investment Bank has adopted a revised transparency policy this week that takes a leap backwards. As we have said previously, the EIB’s important role demands that...