Mediator between state and society
Close to corruption
sympathetic, you can talk
More influence than the people
Expertise directly from the industry concerned
Too powerful large companies
Basic democratic principle form of participation link between the population and politicians,
Nature conservation lobbyists
Many gray areas...
Lobbies enrich democracy by offering the opportunity for participation
In many areas, politicians rely on the opinions of experts to make the right decision
Puppets of economic enterprises
Interests can be brought to politicians more easily!
Financial support increases the efficiency of policy.
Unilateral influence on politicians
Lobbying is protected by the constitution (Art. 9, GG).
Lobbyists are egoists
Politicians are not always aware of their decisions
Lobbying is for the companies and against the people
Everything remains as it is
undermines trust in politics
Possibility for citizens to make their participation in political events effective
Automotive industry is too strongly represented among lobbyists
Allows faster construction of the economy
The power imbalance endangers the balance of interests of the common good. Thus, politics loses the legitimacy of democracy.
Expertise from the industry
Lobbying is non-transparent...
NGOs and social associations
Relief for the state
no one knows if this info is true
can exert pressure
Lobbyists bring expertise to politics
Lobbyists can direct research and depress or misrepresent numbers, especially through the funding of various universities....
An integral part of the democratic processes
Unsyphatic one can not converse.
No bribe is no solution either
Individual economic interests are diametrically opposed to the needs of many citizens and consumers
Lobbyists are representatives of interest groups
EVERYONE can contact a member of parliament - participation is possible
People are prompted to say something different...
Citizens have the opportunity to get involved politically, especially in several associations, i.e. one is not only fixed on one thing.
Lobbyists only have their own interests in mind
Politicians are happy to listen to the opinions of the population, because they cannot understand all complex issues.
Inequalities in democracy lead to weak and strong interest groups
Lobbying can also be good because environmental interest groups can lobby in exactly the same way and so environmental protection must be taken into account.
There is no lobby register in which it is recorded which lobby is involved in which law, which leads to intransparency.
Lobbyists support the formation of citizens' opinions.
Lobbying is not always possible for everyone It costs a lot of money, which not all companies have. This then leads to inequalities....
Lobbyists do not take responsibility for the consequences of their decisions
Lobbyists are egoists and represent only their own interests.
Are professionals know very well in their field
Experts with important background knowledge
Corporations as lobbyists...
Expertise in politics
In some cases, entire passages in laws are taken over directly by lobbyists of a company
Environmental social associations also do lobbying. So lobbying is not just for the supposedly evil attitudes.
Danger of corruption
Financially strong industries have great influence on politics.
The economy depends on the framework conditions created by politics.
Enforcement of individual interests of powerful associations