Podcast • 24 Feb 2023
Qatargate - The tyrant lobby and why transparency mattersBack to overview
Corporate Europe Observatory's researchers Kat Ainger, Olivier Hoedeman and Hans van Scharen talk about the corruption scandal and its’ consequences.
In the 42nd episode of EU Watchdog Radio, we talk all things Qatargate, what the European People's Party is plotting against civil society, the problems with the current EU transparency register and better examples from other countries.
CEO has for almost a decade now been looking into human rights abusers hiring consultants and repressive regimes lobbying the EU through think tanks, front groups and third party consultants. We discuss some of the more scandalous case studies we have discovered in the past.
Full lobby transparency isn’t a magic wand, but it can help us understand what the people employing these lobbyists want, who they are influencing, who they are employing, how much they are paying, who they are targeting and what their issues are. That scrutiny is essential in tackling corporate capture.
Who we are
This podcast is produced by CEO and Counter Balance. Both NGOs raise awareness on the importance of good governance in the EU by researching issues like lobbying of large and powerful industries, corporate capture of decision making, corruption, fraud, human rights violations in areas like Big Tech, agro-business, biotech and chemical companies, the financial sector and public investment banks, trade, energy and climate, scientific research and much more…
You can find us on iTunes, Spotify and Buzzsprout. Stay tuned for more independent and in-depth information that concerns every EU citizen!