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Below you will find a selection of stories which feature the work of LobbyFacts. Do send other links to us via the contact page.

Big data lobby figures

Lobbying power of Amazon, Google and Co. continues to grow


Article from LobbyControl: The digital industry spends more than 113 million euros on lobbying in Brussels - a huge increase since 2021. This is shown by the updated figures of the study we published with LobbyControl in 2021 on the lobbying power and influence of digital corporations.


PFAS are forever?


Article from Corporate Europe Observatory: This is the story of how the toxics industry is fighting back against the upcoming regulation of PFAS or 'forever chemicals', which are found in everything from frying pans to food packaging, using access to documents requests and LobbyFacts data.


US Oil-Linked Pressure Group Attacks EU Green Policies, Breaks Lobbying Rules


Article from DeSmog: Consumer Choice Center, which is linked to the Koch fossil fuel network, has called on Europe to ‘shelve’ its climate ambitions and ‘refine more oil’.


FleishmanHillard, Meta, Apple… Les 5 lobbies les plus puissants à Bruxelles


Article from Factuel: Les pratiques des groupes d’intérêts sont de plus en plus régulées. Une situation qui ne les empêche pas de poursuivre leurs activités au sein de la machinerie européenne. Factuel dresse un Top 5 des entités les plus puissantes, calculé à partir de leurs dépenses annuelles.

Big Toxics 10 year spend

Big Toxics and their lobby firepower


Article from Corporate Europe Observatory: Welcome to the lobby firepower of Big Toxics in Brussels! Their highlights include the postponement of the revision of the REACH regulation on chemicals; the start of a pushback on the proposed ban of ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS; and plans to cut pesticide use by 50 per cent by 2030 and to stop the export of banned chemicals.

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The crackdown on risky chemicals that could derail the chip industry


Article from the Financial Times: Evidence that the materials vital for semiconductor production are toxic for humans and the environment is mounting. But safe alternatives are many years away.