The winners of the Worst EU Lobbying 2008 are
- The Agrofuels Lobby for their misleading campaigns to promote agrofuels as green.
- Piia-Noora Kauppi, Member of the European Parliament for abusing her role as an MEP by promoting the interests of her future employer, a big banking lobby group.
(Voici les candidats pour ce prix préstigieux)
The whole award initiative is, quite obviously, lobbying in itself. A group of organisations lobbying for a mandatory public register of lobbyist and against bad practice. I wonder how they call this activity themselves. Probably not lobbying. But, as a matter of fact, they are trying to influence legislation, which, following Lieschen Müller, is nothing else but [guess].
Another proof that most tools (in politics or other) are not good or bad but depend on the intentions of those who use it. Pretty wise for someone who just lost all wisdom teeth, hein?