Last week, Karel participated in a hearing session in the framework of a proposition of law entered by ecologist opposition parties Groen and Ecolo, organised by The President of the Commission for Defence. It concerned the instauration of an online and public transparency register of contacts with lobbysits and would be used for defence contracts over and above 1.5 million Euros.
As author of ‘Lobbyen’, Karel was asked by the President to participate, alongside the president of Bepact (www.bepact.be), Transparency International, the Peace Institute, the EU Transparency Register and representatives of the defence industry.
You can pick up a copy of Karel’s book here: http://www.lannoo.be/lobbyen
Did you know he also writes fiction too?