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Lobby Activities And Their Evolution In The European Union Context

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  • Nicoleta Vasilcovschi

    () (Xishan Senior High School, Wuxi, China)

  • Stefan Ilie Oanta

    () (Bucharest University of Economics Studies, Romania)

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Beginning with the 20th century, lobby activities started to be developed and today the influence of the lobbying is used by nearly every group that has an important place at the international level. In this paper we describe the evolution of the concept of lobby at the international level and how this activity can influence European decision-makers. We consider that every citizen has the right to know how public decisions are designed, which interests are behind the allocation of resources, in which manner are expenses organized at central level and which are the techniques of influence. In this paper we explain how lobby activities help to analyse and design the decisions that affect the general interest.

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  • Nicoleta Vasilcovschi & Stefan Ilie Oanta, 2014. "Lobby Activities And Their Evolution In The European Union Context," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 6(2a), pages 171-185, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2014:v:6:i:2a:p:171-185
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    Keywords

    lobby; influence; decisions; partnership; EU lobby Romania;

    JEL classification:

    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior

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