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About Olivier Hoedeman

Olivier Hoedeman is research and campaign coordinator at Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), which he cofounded with three colleagues 15 years ago. CEO is a Brussels-based research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policymaking. He is also cofounder of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU), a coalition of 200 NGOs from across Europe. Olivier Hoedeman has coauthored books like Europe Inc. (2000), Reclaiming Public Water (2005), and Bursting the Brussels Bubble (2010).

 

Articles by Olivier Hoedeman

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Rolling back corporate capture will take more than EU lobby transparency

If Europe is serious about regulating the car industry and protecting public health and the climate, it needs to stand up to the car lobby rather than allowing those resisting regulation to write it. 

Transparency, ethics, accountability and democracy: the Brussels crisis

After a decade of lobby scandals and debate on how to secure transparency and ethics, the European Commission needs to go beyond half measures now more than ever.

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