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Trade groups face ‘paradigm shift’ in EU policymaking

Business associations are facing increased competition from individual companies in influencing the EU policymaking process, industry bosses heard last week (29 April).  
Public Affairs 08-04-2009

EURACTIV survey sheds light on EU lobbying strategies

At a time of economic crisis, most industry federations and their members agree that the ability to influence EU policy by lobbying is federations' biggest added value for business, according to a EURACTIV survey presented on 6 April.
Public Affairs 25-03-2008

PlasticsEurope: Reversing traditional lobbying methods

Trying to convince policymakers of your arguments can only be successful to a certain extent, according to Wilfried Hansel of PlasticsEurope. Lobbyists must also address the needs of society as a whole if they are to positively influence outcomes, he says in an interview with EURACTIV.
Public Affairs 29-02-2008

Survey: National angle and new media tools key to EU communication

Finding the right balance between the Brussels and national perspectives is crucial when communicating on EU policies, while blogs and video clips are becoming an increasingly popular means of communicating online, indicates a EURACTIV survey.
Public Affairs 25-05-2007

Management of interests: ‘Multi-level lobbying’

In order to make their voices heard within the multi-level governance systems of the European Union, federations must keep an eye both on the European and the national level, authors Hans F. Bellstedt, Sandra Roling and Hubert Koch state in the recent edition of the German magazine 'Verbändereport' ('Federation Report'). 
Future EU 04-05-2004

A political project for the new Europe

This paper from the Mouvement européen-France sets out its vision of an increasingly supranational European Union
Enlargement 19-05-2000

Is talk of EU federation compatible with enlargement?

Joschka Fischer, Germany's foreign minister, started a debate on the future of the European integration by outlining a federalist vision of the European Union. Fischer said that enlargement could hopelessly overload the EU's present institutions, which were created for the six original member states.

Reactions to Fischer’s federalist Europe

Many reactions after German foreign minister Fischer expressed his personal federalist views on the future of the EU

Fischer wants federalist Europe

German foreign minister Fischer has expressed his personal federalist views on the future of the EU