As my time at the Beekeeper Group is coming to an end so does the blog series on the European Union. In my last post I give an overview about how lobbying in the U.S. differs from lobbying in the European Union.

A key difference between the lobbying cultures of the EU and the U.S. lies in the approach to funding interest groups and NGOs, as well as political campaigns.

In the EU, non-profit organizations representing civil society are often the recipient of financial support from the European Commission. In contrast, the American system rarely provides government funding to support lobbying organizations or interest groups—the money generally flows in precisely the opposite direction.

The following chart illustrates some other differences between the lobbying business in the U.S. and in the EU (please click on the image to enlarge it).


I hope you enjoyed my series! Thank you for your interest.