Koen Roovers is EU advisor for the Financial Transparency Coalition, an international network of not-for-profit groups which advocates transparency and accountability in the global financial system. He was previously coalition coordinator of ALTER-EU.
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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?