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Lobbying Costs

600,000€ - 699,999€

Financial year: Oct 2022 - Sep 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3.25 Fte (14)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info


    EU Transparency Register

    479994110538-77 First registered on 29 Jan 2013

    Goals / Remit

    METRO AG is a leading international player in wholesale and food service distribution. With its sales lines METRO Cash & Carry as well as its other associated companies, METRO AG is present in over 30 countries and employs more than 91,000 people around the world. In 2022/23, METRO AG achieved sales of around €30.5 billion (Adjusted EBITDA €1.1 billion). The company provides solutions to meet the regional and international needs of its customers, mainly independent businesses in the hospitality sector and small traders. In line with METRO AG’s self-image as a company which acts in a responsible manner, it is a natural step for the group to involve itself in political and social debates and take a clear stand on various issues. Ongoing dialogue with all stakeholders is firmly anchored in the company’s strategy.

    Main EU files targeted

    The below-mentioned issues are followed in order to contribute to the single market with e-commerce and omni-channel retail and bringing a high level of food safety as well as respecting sustainabilty in retail. Contribution to EU discussions is given mainly via associations, as well as via direct input to the work of the European Parliament's Committees, Commission's consultations, etc.

    Food policy:
    • Following issues on food safety and food information and labelling
    • Knowledge sharing on food safety risks, and ensure aproprietness of EU measures at different national markets.
    • Animal welfare and organics
    • Alternative protein sources
    • Health and nutrition
    • Sustainable sourcing
    • Traceability systems

    Digital single market:
    • Rules on consumer/customers guarantees, online and digital purchases which facilitates cross-border trade; platform regulation
    • Accesibility requirements for traders
    • E-privacy and data protection; consent for cookies as well as profiling and transparency issues
    • Data exchange, digital information
    • Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence

    Circular economy:
    • (Food) waste prevention measures
    • Improving the environmental impact of packaging, especially packaging (waste) and fight against marine litter
    • Alternative mobility solutions (electric cars and delivery bans)
    • F-Gas exit program
    • Energy efficiency

    Supply chain
    • Trustful supplier and retailer/wholesaler relationships along the supply chain
    • Prevent trade barriers within the Single Market and unjustified Territorial Supply Constraints
    • Responsible Supply Chains

    SMEs and independent business
    • Advocate in favour of our customers, mainly small companies and independent businesses, by promoting a better business environment for SMEs and help them to profit form the Digital Single Market and business opportunities offered by increasing digitalisation of the economy.


    Head Office
    Schlüterstr. 1
    Düsseldorf 40235
    EU Office
    Avenue des Nerviens 85 2nd Floor
    Brussels 1040


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 15 Jun 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Basak BABAOGLU DE BRUYNE 15 Feb 2024 14 Feb 2025
    Ms Illa BROCKMEYER 08 Mar 2023 11 Mar 2024
    Basak BABAOGLU DE BRUYNE 07 Feb 2023 07 Feb 2024
    Ms Clara SALARICH ORTEGA 23 Sep 2022 17 Mar 2023
    Basak BABAOGLU DE BRUYNE 04 Jan 2022 04 Jan 2023
    Ms Basak Babaoglu 04 Jan 2022 07 Jan 2022
    Ms Clara SALARICH ORTEGA 22 Oct 2021 23 Sep 2022
    Ms Clara SALARICH ORTEGA 04 Oct 2019 03 Oct 2020
    Ms Maria Heider 12 Jun 2019 01 Jul 2020
    Ms Basak Babaoglu 23 Jan 2019 23 Jan 2020
    Ms Clara SALARICH ORTEGA 25 Sep 2018 01 Oct 2019
    Ms Maria Heider 08 Jun 2018 08 Jun 2019
    Ms Basak Babaoglu 29 Nov 2017 28 Nov 2018
    Mr Jan WERNER 05 Oct 2017 29 Sep 2018
    Ms Clara SALARICH ORTEGA 05 Oct 2017 25 Sep 2018
    Ms Maria Heider 09 Jun 2017 05 Jun 2018
    Mr Bernd Wagner 05 May 2017 22 Sep 2017
    Ms Basak Babaoglu 06 Dec 2016 29 Nov 2017
    Ms Maria Heider 20 Jun 2016 10 Jun 2017
    Mr Bernd Wagner 26 Apr 2016 26 Apr 2017
    Ms Julia Münch 16 Jan 2016 15 Jan 2017
    Ms Maria Heider 27 May 2015 22 May 2016
    Mr Bernd Wagner 30 Apr 2015 26 Apr 2016
    Ms Julia Münch 19 Dec 2014 17 Dec 2015
    Mrs Julia Münch 19 Dec 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Bernd Wagner 02 Apr 2014 01 Apr 2015
    Mr Michael Wiedmann 02 Apr 2014 01 Apr 2015
    Mr Michael Wedell 02 Apr 2014 01 Apr 2015
    Mr Michael Wedell 27 Feb 2013 26 Feb 2014
    Mr Bernd Wagner 23 Feb 2013 21 Feb 2014
    Mr Michael Wiedmann 23 Feb 2013 21 Feb 2014

    Complementary Information

    METRO AG has one permanent position in its Brussels office. Moreover, within the Corporate Public Policy Department, 3 colleagues are suporting EU concrete dossiers or activities. Several experts from different teams such as Legal & Competition, Sustainability and Quality Assurance support the EU public policy team in its daily activities, e.g. by providing expert input into position papers, consultation or activities within the framework of associations. The Senior Vice President for Corporate Responsibility and Public Policy is also member of EuroCommerce's Board of Directors (10%).

    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


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Betriebliche Altersversorgung e.V. (aba)
    Arbeitsgemeinschaft für wirtschaftliche Verwaltung e.V. (AWV)
    Baden-Badener Unternehmer Gespräche e.V. (BBUG)
    Bitkom e.V.
    Business Social Compliance Initiative c/o amfori (BSCI)
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung e.V. (DGFP)
    Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz e.V. (DSW)
    Deutscher Investor Relations Verband e.V. (DIRK)
    Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V.
    Deutsches Institut für interne Revision e.V. (DIIR)
    Deutsches Rechnungslegungs Standards Committee e.V. (DRSC)
    Deutsch-Indische Handelskammer
    Deutschsprachige SAP Anwendergruppe e.V. (DSAG)
    Deutsch-Ukrainisches Forum e.V.
    Destination Düsseldorf e.V.
    EHI Retail Institute
    Europäische Bewegung Deutschland e.V.
    European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
    European Food Forum
    Fördererkreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V. (DGAP)
    Foundation for the Global Compact
    GS1 Germany GmbH
    Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Instituts für Handelsforschung an der Universität zu Köln e.V. (IfH)
    Lebensmittelverband Deutschland e.V.
    Industrie- und Handelskammer Düsseldorf
    Institut Finanzen und Steuern e.V.
    Interessengemeinschaft Königsallee (IG Kö), Düsseldorf
    Internationaler Controller Verein e.V.
    LEAD Network
    Nah- und Mittelost-Verein e.V. (NUMOV)
    Ostasiatischer Verein e.V. (OAV)
    Ost-Ausschuss – Osteuropaverein der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
    Prout at Work Foundation
    Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
    Stiftung WHU: Otto Beisheim School of Management
    The Consumer Goods Forum
    UmsatzsteuerForum e.V.
    Unternehmervereinigung für Arbeitsbedingungen im Handel und Dienstleistungsgewerbe e. V. (AHD)
    Wirtschaftsjunioren Düsseldorf im Bereich der IHK e.V.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Oct 2022 - Sep 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    600,000€ - 699,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    600,000€ - 699,999€

    Other financial info

    Please see the Annual report 2022 / 2023 here:

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    - Publications and informative leaflets on several topics such as own studies, policy positions and METRO's initiatives.

    - METRO Corporate Public Policy Website - complemented by our X and Instagram's accounts METRO_Politics.

    - Several events formats to discuss specific issues relevant to our business.

    - Campaigns mit online media to highlight and promote debate around topics such as the gastronomy and hospitality in Europe and the importance of city centres.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    5 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: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 16 Apr 2020 Location Video Conference
      Subject COVID crisis: exit and recovery of the agro-food ecosystem
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      • Valere Moutarlier (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Pauline Weinzierl (Cabinet member)
      • Gaelle Garnier (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Jan 2019 Location BERL
      Subject Commissioner Bienkowska Meeting with COO METRO AG Philippe Palazzi
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      • Andrzej Celinski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject preparation of e-commerce event
      DG Günther Oettinger
      • Kilian Gross (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Jan 2016 Location Belgium, Brussels, BERL
      Subject Application of transitional periods in the Audit Regulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      • Sebastian Kuck (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject preparation VP speech
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      • Jan Ceyssens (Cabinet member)
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