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How GAFAMs turned champions of lobbying with EU establishments (VIDEO) – RT en français

612 firms and associations within the know-how sector have spent 97 million euros per 12 months since 2019 lobbying Brussels, in response to a report by CEO and LobbyControl. A 3rd of this finances is financed by solely ten firms.

The Company Europe Observatory (CEO) and LobbyControl organizations unveiled on August 31 a putting survey on the scope of lobbying by GAFAM (Google, Apple, Fb, Amazon and Microsoft) inside European establishments.

Whereas the President of the European Fee Ursula von der Leyen believes that the EU’s mission is to make sure a digital future that’s “a mirrored image of one of the best of Europe, open, trustworthy, numerous, democratic and safe”, this digital coverage is beneath intense stress from the digital giants, amongst which the CEO report and LobbyControl additionally embody IBM, Huawei, Vodafone, Qualcomm and Intel.

In complete, 612 firms and associations within the know-how sector have spent 97 million euros per 12 months since 2019 lobbying the EU establishments in Brussels, with a 3rd (32 million euros) of this colossal finances being financed by ten aforementioned firms, together with the 5 GAFAMs.

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