Despite regulations that exist on paper and potential conflicts of interest, top EU officials have gone on to work for lobby groups after serving their terms in office. This practice is not just disreputable, but also damaging to democracy. Read more "Revolving doors — The dirty downside of lobby politics in Brussels"
The Council of the European Union: 27 Governments. 150 committees. Unnamed diplomats. Secret negotiations. Thousands of paragraphs written into the laws that govern our lives. That is why our team will be following the Council’s proceedings closely, reporting on which governments are blocking or watering down legislative proposals, and with whom they are in league. Read more "Secrets of the Council"