ALTER-EU media coverage

Asymmetric Patterns in the Civil Society’s Access to the European Commission: The Cases of DG FISMA and DG TRADE

Publication date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Author: 
Giuseppe Montalbano
Media title: 
International Series on Public Policy

This chapter investigates the various factors that enable competing corporate and non-corporate organized interests to gain access to the European Commission’s policy-definition venues. It hypothesizes that, while economic relevance and lobbying resources ensure privileged access for business representatives at large, and in particular for the large European associations and firms, non-corporate organized groups improve their chances of access when the policy issues they address—together with the objectives they strive for—gain a sufficient degree of public and political salience.

Crecen críticas a Unión Europea por fichaje de Barroso en Goldman Sachs

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Media title: 
http://www.callemexico.com/elmundo/crecen-criticas-union-europea-fichaje-barroso-goldman-sachs/

Bruselas.- La Comisión Europea (CE) enfrentó hoy a nuevas críticas por la manera como está tratando la polémica acerca de la contratación de su expresidente Manuel José Durao Barroso por la financiera británica Goldman Sachs.

Barroso ‘Goldman Sachs’ Petition Handed To EU Officials

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Media title: 
Forbes

A petition started by EU employees against former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso with more than 150,000 signatures has been handed to officials in Brussels

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