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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.25 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Stichting The London Story   (TLS)

    EU Transparency Register

    723187946512-79 First registered on 12 May 2022

    Goals / Remit

    To investigate human rights violations and abuses globally, to analyse and expose governmental and non-government actions in perpetuating, supporting or ignoring human rights violations, to advocate for justice, peace and collective action against human rights violations. The strategic priorities of TLS for 2020-2025 are tackling hate speech online, and the research focus is hate speech, dis- and misinformation that lead to violations of key human rights. Given the nature of TLS as led by the Indian diaspora, strategic priorities include advocating for an EU-India strategic partnership with human rights and inclusive values at its heart.

    Main EU files targeted

    - 2020 EU-India Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025
    - European Parliament Resolution A9-0124/2021 of April 2021 on EU-India relations
    - European Parliament resolution of 14 December 2016 on the Annual Report on human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter 2015 (2016/2219(INI))
    - EU-India trade and investment cooperation (2021/2177(INI))
    - European Media Freedom Act
    - Digital Services Act
    - Common foreign and security policy


    Head Office
    The Humanity HubFluwelen Burgwal 58
    The Hague 2511 CJ
    EU Office
    The Humanity HubFluwelen Burgwal 58
    The Hague 2511 CJ


  • 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 23 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Alena KAHLE 14 Jun 2023 14 Jun 2024
    Alena KAHLE 17 Jun 2022 14 Jun 2023

    Complementary Information

    In the second half of the financial year 2022, TLS established a staff presence in Brussels.

    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


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    European Internet Forum (
    People vs Big Tech Network (

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year


    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Swiss Philanthropy Foundation 167,100€
    Contribution Luminate 141,719€
    Contribution Indian American Muslim Council 30,000€

    Other financial info

    TLS received 25463.38 Euros from IAMC in February 2023 which belongs to the booking year of 2022 because it is part of the contract of 2022.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    None declared

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Freedom of religion and religious tolerance

    Communication activities

    TLS has organised events and conferences around EU-India relations and human rights. In 2021, TLS organized the EU-India People's Summit (2021) ( and published the EU-India People's Roadmap to further human rights in EU-India relations. TLS organised several webinars and briefings on developments in India and EU-India relations. For a full list, see the website:

    TLS also provides input on human rights in writing to members of the European Parliament. In 2021 and 2022, TLS provided commentary on the draft report for EU-India future trade and investment cooperation, provided a position paper on the political and human rights situation in India and a fact sheet on India's Stance on Ukraine, all available on

    TLS also works together with other human rights groups registered in the Transparency Register as described below, and for instance the People's Declaration Against Big Tech and a joint letter with human rights groups on the arbitrary arrest of Khurram Parvez, both available on

    TLS also engages in public-facing campaigns to inform about human rights violations in India. For instance, see the campaign on Human Rights Day 2022:

    TLS maintains a monthly newsletter on human rights news on India, accessible here:

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    1 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.

    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 26 Apr 2023 Location ONLINE
      Subject Presentation of their work on antiracism and against Islamophobia.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Helena Dalli
      Portfolio Equality
      • Helena Dalli (Commissioner)
      • Annelisa Cotone (Cabinet member)
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