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General EU affairs

Brussels, the capital of Europe is home to a high number of interest groups, clustered around the European Union institutions, such as the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council.

Over 15,000 Brussels-based lobbyists (consultants, lawyers, associations, corporations, NGOs etc.) seek to influence the EU’s legislative process in order to shape policy on behalf of a particular interest.

With its impressive legally binding commitments to nature conservation and sustainable development, the European Union is responsible for approximately 80% of environmental laws in the member states and for policies such as agriculture, fisheries, regional aid, energy and trade and development cooperation.

The EU is also a major player in international environmental agreements - such as the Kyoto Protocol - and in other international arenas that affect nature conservation and environmental sustainability worldwide, such as the World Trade Organisation.

Contact

  • Tycho Vandermaesen

    Senior Public Affairs Officer

    WWF European Policy Office,
    WWF EPO

    +32 2 743 88 08

  • Rebecca Humphries

    Public Affairs Officer

    WWF European Policy Office,
    WWF EPO

    +32 2 740 09 39

  • Ignacio Fresco Vanzini

    Public Affairs Assistant

    WWF European Policy Office,
    WWF EPO

    +32 2 743 88 00