Models of Lobby in Europe

Laura MARUŞCA, Cosmin IRIMIEŞ


Abstract:

The lobby should be understood as a transparent way to infuence the executive and legislative decisions, trough actions that aim to support rights and legitimate interests in the promotion, adoption, amendment or repeal of decisions and decrees by authorities and public entities. It represents a form of maturity of any democracy, as it allows people to infuence, through its low-profle, informal representatives, the decisions of official, formal, elected representatives.From historical point of view, the term “lobby” originated in the old Germanic in the word “louba” that can be translated as hall, roof. The verb “to lobby” was mentioned frst time in 1850, and the word “lobbyist” in 1863.

Keywords: lobbying, civil society, Europe, organization, country, public affairs

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