How to achieve a greener Europe
Brussels is the cradle of many lobbyists. Why is my working method successful?
The answer lies in the way in which the political system in Brussels works. Ten green NGO’s are up against a legion of Old Economy companies and lobbyists. The Christian Democrat (EPP) is the dominant political party in the European Parliament and the European Commission. It often blindly follows the lobby of the old economy. The green and left parties in the European Parliament follow the lobby of the ten green NGO’s. An effective lobby by the green industry means that the christian democrats have to think about their actions. They want to follow the lobby of the industry, but suddenly there are two industrial lines; the traditional line and the green line. When a subject gets enough media attention, the line of the green companies will get the upper hand.