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  • The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, for short TTIP, has provoked considerable discussion of both its merits and drawbacks. Although rarely mentioned in the public arena, the medical devices sector deserves closer attention.
  • European law is made up of several layers. The body of EU law (the acquis communautaire) consists of primary law (the Treaties agreed among EU-Member States), secondary law (mostly Regulations and Directives adopted by the European Parliament and the Council) and tertiary law: delegated acts and implementing acts adopted by the European Commission.
  • 04/05/2012 ORF

    Grey Area Lobbying

    Video in German: Everybody is lobbying in Brussels; at least everybody who can afford it. Around 15.000 individuals, Public Relations Conglomerates or Think Tanks from all over the Union try to cede and place their interests during the genesis of legislation. Austria as well is getting in on it.
  • 25/04/2012 Verbände//Talk. Der Blog zur Ineressenkoordinierung und Interessenvertretung

    5 Questions posed to Martin Säckl ... on efficient EU-Lobbying

    Interview in German. Martin Säckl is Managing and Founding Partner of the European Affairs Consulting Group (eacon). Prior to that he worked in the Federal Austrian Chancellery and n the early 90ies he assisted Belgian and Austrian Members of the European Parliament. Martin Saeckl is a lecturer for European Public Affairs at the Vocational Training Institute (BFI) in Vienna and was founding vice-president of de'ge'pol - the German Association of Political Consultants.
  • 06/10/2011 Salzburger Nachrichten

    Attempts at bribery are nothing but stupid

    Article in German. The critical organisation Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) estimates that around 15.000 lobbyists are active in the capital of Europe. This would mean 20 interest representatives per deputy. By far too many? The Austrian Martin Säckl counters: "No"
  • 28/03/2011 Der Standard

    Being Austrian you are disparaged

    Article in German. In this interview lobbyist Martin Säckl explains what consequences he is peronally suffering from the Ernst Strasser - Affair, where he draws the line between lobbying and corruption, and how his job looks like. .
  • 05/01/2011 Die Zeit

    Time for a wake-up-call

    Article in German: In view of loads of unsolved problems the confidence in poltics has vanished. In fact there would be enough ideas though to put an end to this sluggishness.
  • 01/01/2011 politik & kommunikation

    An Alliance in the Heart of Europe

    Article in German: Three successful Public Affairs Agencies concentrate their powers
  • 01/09/2010 Der Standard

    Lobbying is not cronyism

    Article in German: The image of lobbyists is not looking too good in Austria.
  • Sören Haar, eacon Managing Partner, was interviewed by Russian TV channel RBK after his speech at a conference on EU-Russian relations.

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