Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.75 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

4

High-level Commission meetings

18

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

    EU Transparency Register

    26103486608-47 First registered on 08 Sep 2011

    Goals / Remit

    Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the entertainment group RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato Group, Bertelsmann Marketing Services, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has 165,000 employees worldwide and generated revenues of €20.2 billion in the 2022 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world. Bertelsmann aspires to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.

    Main EU files targeted

    Digital Services Act implementation; Digital Markets Act implementation; Media and Audiovisual Regulation; European Media Freedom Act; Copyright and Intellectual Property; Privacy and Data Protection; Framework Conditions for Quality Content; Competition; Digital Taxation; AI Act

    Address

    Head Office
    Carl-Bertelsmann-Strasse 270
    Gütersloh 33311
    GERMANY
    EU Office
    Rond-Point Robert Schuman 6
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    4

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%1
    50%1
    25%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.75

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 10 Nov 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Katrin Susanne GAERTNER 27 Oct 2023 25 Oct 2024
    Annabelle Weisser 25 Jan 2024 24 Jan 2025
    Patrick AGER 25 Jan 2024 24 Jan 2025
    Kirsten VON HUTTEN 06 Feb 2024 05 Feb 2025
    Philipp HALLENBERGER 28 Oct 2023 25 Oct 2024
    Annabelle Weisser 21 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2024
    Patrick AGER 20 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2024
    Katrin Susanne GAERTNER 21 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2023
    Ms Juliane RINAS 07 Jul 2020 07 Jul 2021
    Mr Vincent DE DORLODOT 13 Feb 2020 01 Mar 2021
    Mr Marc Sundermann 15 Nov 2019 14 Nov 2020
    Ms Jana WALTER 30 Aug 2019 11 Jun 2020
    Ms Juliane RINAS 30 Aug 2019 07 Jul 2020
    Mr Marc Sundermann 07 Nov 2018 07 Nov 2019
    Ms Juliane RINAS 03 Aug 2018 30 Aug 2019
    Ms Jana WALTER 11 Jan 2018 09 Jan 2019
    Mr Marc Sundermann 27 Oct 2017 18 Oct 2018
    Ms Jana WALTER 04 Aug 2017 03 Jan 2018
    Ms Juliane RINAS 03 Aug 2017 02 Aug 2018
    Mr Marc Sundermann 19 Oct 2016 14 Oct 2017
    Mr Marc Sundermann 17 Oct 2015 08 Oct 2016
    Ms Jozefina Louisa Barbara Irene Braam 04 Oct 2014 02 Oct 2015
    Ms Katharina Becker 26 Aug 2014 19 Aug 2015
    Mrs Jozefina Louisa Barbara Irene Braam 04 Oct 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mrs Katharina Becker 26 Aug 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Marc Sundermann 26 Aug 2014 20 Aug 2015
    Mrs Katharina Becker 22 Aug 2013 21 Aug 2014
    Mrs Jozefina Louisa Barbara Irene Braam 26 Jun 2013 25 Jun 2014
    Mr Marc Sundermann 20 Jun 2013 01 Jul 2014
    Mrs Katharina Becker 25 Oct 2012 12 Sep 2013

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    CMBA (Creative Media Business Alliance) - https://www.cmba-alliance.eu/
    ACT (Association of Commercial Television in Europe) - https://www.acte.be/
    EPC (European Publishers Council) - https://www.epceurope.eu/
    egta - http://www.egta.com/
    IAB Europe - https://www.iabeurope.eu/
    ICMP - https://icmpmusic.com/
    EBU (European Broadcasting Union) - https://www.ebu.ch/home/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant Creative Europe Programme 227,500€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    Position papers; participation in hearings and expert groups; discussions with EU institutions

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    18 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 08 May 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject EMFA, telecoms and audiovisual policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Eleonora Ocello (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 May 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject European Media Freedom act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital aspects of the Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Dec 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Eric Peters (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Dec 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject ongoing policy files (digital)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Oct 2016 Location Frankfurt
      Subject Copyright
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Jul 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject copyright
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject copyright
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 May 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Introductory meeting / DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 May 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Data protection reform
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Apr 2015 Location BERL
      Subject DSM, copyright
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Audiovisual media guideline
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Marlene Holzner (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Feb 2015 Location BERL 10/152
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Attending
      • Fabien Dell (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright, broadband
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Jan 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Dec 2014 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject EU media and audiovisual policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Jonathan Michael Hill (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Dec 2014 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright reform, Future media regulation, EU digital single market strategy and Start Up Europe
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Robert Madelin (Director-General)
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