Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 3

Implementing the OECD Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying

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This report takes stock of progress made in implementing the 2010 Recommendation on Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying – the only international instrument addressing major risks in the public decision-making process related to lobbying. The review process found that although there is an emerging consensus on the need for transparency to shed light on lobbying, new regulations are often scandal-driven instead of forward looking.

In countries that have regulations in place, the degree of transparency in lobbying varies considerably across OECD members. Moving forward, it will be essential for countries to focus efforts on the implementation of the Recommendation, in order to strengthen confidence in the public decision-making process and restore trust in government. It will also be crucial to strengthen the implementation of the wider integrity framework, as it is the prime tool for safeguarding transparency and integrity in the decision-making process in general and lobbying practices in particular.



Italy: The regulation of lobbying and the evolution of a cultural taboo

In Italy, there is no comprehensive regulation of lobbying activities that cover the whole country or government. There is however rules in Tuscany, Abruzzo and Molise as well as in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies.This chapter explores the existent regulations and analyses the reasons for not having rules and guidelines that are applicable to the country and government as a whole. The chapter also introduces the most recent initiative to regulate lobbying that was presented by the former President of the Council of Ministers, Enrico Letta, during the Council of Ministers’ meeting on 24 May 2013.


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