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Post-democracy: what would happen if companies became parties?

The European Parliament has just been elected and is in the process of taking office. We propose an “original reading” of some data. In Brussels and the surrounding area, it is estimated that there are at least 20,000 lobbyists, of whom around 12,000 are registered in the special transparency register set up on 3 October 2018 with the obligation for the 751 MEPs – to which all European Commissioners, including their heads of cabinet and directors-general, are subject – to make meetings with “registered lobbyists” public.