The streets of Brussels are full of lobbyists... nobody knows exactly how many – maybe as many as 30,000 people are paid to influence decisions makers. The European Union is a magnet for those who want to influence power. Most of these lobbyists act for corporate interests, keen to block policies that might hurt their profits. They try to persuade politicians to act in their interest instead. Isn't the European Union supposed to act in the interests of European citizens? Doesn't the power of the lobbyists need to be checked?
ALTER-EU video introducing the network and explaining its proposals to clean up Brussels lobby scene.