EU Membership Influences Company Lobbying Strategies

A new study by Kadri Miard on industrial lobbying during the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) finds that EU membership did influence how and where firms lobbied. The article is published in Journal of European Integration.

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Abstract

Research has shown that industrial firms and organisations were engaged in lobbying during the making and revision of the EU ETS. However, little is known on how they went about lobbying. The article provides insight into industrial lobbying during the revision of the EU ETS by focusing on six industrial firms from Sweden and Norway, examining how and where they lobbied, and whether their lobbying was shaped by originating from an EU member state or not.

The article finds that EU membership influenced both how and where firms lobbied. Compared to Swedish firms, Norwegian firms lobbied less alone, via national associations and national institutions, and this limited Norwegian firms’ ability to lobby at the European level.

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Kadri Miard
'Lobbying During the Revision of the EU Emissions Trading System: Does EU Membership Influence Company Lobbying Strategies?'

Journal of European Integration iFirst
DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2013.809343

Published July 24, 2013 10:15 AM - Last modified Aug. 19, 2013 1:39 PM