There’s just one week left to vote on who deserves the Worst EU Lobbying Award for 2008, and the nominees are:
The agrofuels lobby (including MPOC, Unica and Abengoa) – nominated for their misleading campaigns to promote agrofuels as green;
The European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM) – nominated for hiding the involvement of big pharma corporations in their campaigns;
The European Business and Parliament Scheme (EBPS) – nominated for abusing their location and lobbying from inside Parliament offices;
Brussels-based lobbying and PR agencies Gplus and Aspect Consulting – nominated for supporting the spread of war propaganda in the recent conflict between Russia and Georgia;
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) – nominated for its deceptive lobbying campaign to avoid CO2 reduction obligations in the aviation sector.
See how the nominees reacted to their nominations here: