Citation Dinan W & Wesselius E (2010) Brussels: a lobbying paradise. In: Burley H, Dinan W W, Haar K, Hoedeman O & Wesselius E (eds.) Bursting the Brussels Bubble: the battle to expose corporate lobbying at the heart of the EU. Brussels, Belgium: ALTER EU, pp. 23-32. http://www.alter-eu.org/sites/default/files/documents/bursting-the-brussels-bubble.pdf
Abstract First paragraph: In the last 30 years, in the light of a series of new European Union treaties, thousands of lobbyists have flocked to Brussels, drawn by the increasing importance of EU-level decision making. Today on average 30-40 per cent of all national laws and regulations in the 27 EU Member States derive from EU rules and legislation; for environmental issues, it is more than 60 per cent.