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The Brussels Business (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 16 March 2012 (Austria)
THE BRUSSELS BUSINESS is a docu-thriller that dives into the grey zone underneath European democracy. An expedition into the world of the 15,000 lobbyists in the EU-capital, of the ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Catherine Ashton ... Herself, European Union Trade Commissioner (2008-2009)
Leon Brittan Leon Brittan ... Himself, European Commissioner for Trade (1993-1999)
Maria Green Cowles Maria Green Cowles ... Herself - Political Scholar, American University, Washington
Etienne Davignon Etienne Davignon ... Himself, European Commission (1977-1985), European Round Table of Industrialists (1986-2001) (as Étienne Davignon)
Olivier Hoedeman Olivier Hoedeman ... Himself, activist, Corporate Europe Observatory
Craig Holman Craig Holman ... Himself, lobby consultant, Public Citizen, Washington
Siim Kallas Siim Kallas ... Himself, vice-president of the European Commission
Pascal Kerneis Pascal Kerneis ... Himself, lobbyist, European Services Forum
Keith Richardon Keith Richardon ... Himself, Secretary General (1988-1998), European Round Table of Industrialists
Christoffer Taxell Christoffer Taxell ... Himself, Finnish politician
Erik Wesselius Erik Wesselius ... Himself, activist, Corporate Europe Observatory
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THE BRUSSELS BUSINESS is a docu-thriller that dives into the grey zone underneath European democracy. An expedition into the world of the 15,000 lobbyists in the EU-capital, of the PR-conglomerates, think tanks and their all embracing networks of power and their close ties to the political elites. Written by Anonymous

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16 March 2012 (Austria) See more »

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Brysselin lobbarit See more »

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| (TV) (2013)

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You think lobbyists only exist in Washington?
20 January 2013 | by noveneereinhereSee all my reviews

If you think lobbyists only exist in Washington and not in the EU you'll want to see this documentary. In it Friedrich Moser and Matthieu Lietaert try to explain how the decisions made in Brussels have been and are being influenced by lobbyist organisations.

Four out of five policy decisions in an average EU country are made in Brussels. But who is actually making them? Behind the EU façade are more than 15,000 lobbyists, with a mission to influence the politics in favour of their clients interest. Every decision has a price. The question is who is paying.

In the film we follow two men, one is a political activist fighting against lobbying corruption by a watchdog organisation in Brussels. The other is a "top of the league" lobbyist in European and international trade issues.

We tag along behind the scenes of the biggest economic powers in the world, and get glimpse of how big corporations are impinging upon the average EU-citizens life. The U.S. lobbying system is often criticized - but is the European really any better?


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