About Koen Roovers

Koen Roovers is EU advisor for the Financial Transparency Coalition. He was previously coalition coordinator of ALTER-EU, a network of over 200 civil society groups that campaigns for lobbying transparency and public accountability.

Articles by Koen Roovers

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Money laundering and sausages: the making of EU laws

Last Tuesday week, MEPs overwhelmingly voted in favour of public disclosure of the real owners of companies, trusts, and other businesses operating in the EU, aiming to curtail money laundering. How? Here's our step-by-step guide to European law-making.

Privileged access vs. public scrutiny - why lobbying transparency matters

Every day, thousands of lobbyists roam the corridors of Brussels to represent business interests, with most of their actions and affiliations hidden from the public. What can be done against the influence of special interests in European public policy-making?

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