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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

13 Fte (16)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Consumer Choice Center   (CCC)

    EU Transparency Register

    326140126649-42 First registered on 06 Apr 2017

    Goals / Remit

    Consumer choice is pivotal for economic freedom and lifestyle decision. Regulators on local, national, and supranational levels keep regulating more and more areas of consumers' lives. This leads to less consumer choice and usually higher costs.
    Whether protectionism in the airline industry prevents more efficient airlines to sell cheaper tickets to passengers, excessive taxation of consumption serve as letters of indulgence, or branding bans destroy the brand value of companies. Consumers don't benefit but suffer from such regulation.
    In some cases paternalistic regulations cause even harm. Examples can be seen in more driving under influence cases in cities after banning ride-sharing services such as Uber or smokers being unable to switch to less harmful ways of consuming nicotine such as vaporizers. Branding bans lead to a higher accidental consumption of counterfeited products that can be of lethal consequence for the consumer.

    Main EU files targeted

    The CCC’s work covers the following policies and initiatives: food and agriculture policies, fat/sugar tax, soda tax, food labelling, health care and harm reduction, trade initiatives (TTIP /TTP), transportation and aviation regulations.


    Head Office
    700 12th St. N.W. Suite 700
    Washington D.C. 20005
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 04 Oct 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Luca BERTOLETTI 10 Feb 2022 13 May 2022
    Mr Luca BERTOLETTI 07 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2021
    Mr William WIRTZ 26 Sep 2019 26 Sep 2020
    Mr Frederik Frank Cyrus ROEDER 10 Jul 2019 01 Jul 2020
    Ms Mariia CHAPLIA 10 Jul 2019 10 Jul 2020
    Mr Luca BERTOLETTI 29 May 2019 29 May 2020
    Mr Frederik Frank Cyrus ROEDER 07 Jul 2018 06 Jul 2019
    Mr Luca BERTOLETTI 09 May 2018 01 May 2019
    Mr Luca BERTOLETTI 05 May 2017 01 May 2018

    Complementary Information

    Three people are based in Brussels and work in our European team.

    It includes one Senior Manager, one associate and one policy analyst

    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


    III - Non-governmental organisations


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Atlas Network

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    We don't receive public funds. You can read our code of ethics here:

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    MEPs for Innovation#We monitor consumer choice among Industry forums.
    We monitor consumer choice among Industry forums.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    2 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 publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 02 Jun 2020 Location Video phone call
      Subject Genetic modified organisms and innovation in agriculture
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      • Jorge Pinto Antunes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Jun 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject aviation
      • Henrik Hololei (Director-General)
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