Lobbying, in some ways, is the bypassing of individual citizens’ rights by a rich minority to give their interests precedence. It certainly seems to be at odds with the one person, one vote concept, as an individual in a poor neighbourhood in a remote town could never get airtime with politicians in the same way. In the case of an organisation like ‘Open Society,’ they have a very international reach. Lobbyfacts.eu reports OSEPI has 16 Lobbyists working in the EU, too, and they had 56 meetings with the European Commission in the past year.

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