Lobbying influence: public consultations and EU policy making

  • Tatyana Todorova VUZF University
Keywords: interest representation, democracy, interest group influence, EU policy, lobbying


The European Commission considers involvement of interest groups as a way to strengthen democratic legitimacy in the European Union (EU). In terms of a strategy for enhancing good governance, the Commission has taken a range of actions to increase civil society inclusion. Whether these measures really add up to democratic legitimacy, however, depends on the allocation of influence among interest groups. In this context, the purpose of this study will be to analyze the distribution of influence by means of a quantitative analysis of submissions via the Commission’s public consultations.


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Todorova , T. (2020). Lobbying influence: public consultations and EU policy making. VUZF Review, 5(3), 3-12. https://doi.org/10.38188/2534-9228.20.3.01