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Lobbying

The business, act, or practice of attempting to influence legislation or policy. For example, a lobbyist may call a legislator and urge him/her to vote for a bill that, if passed, would favor the industry or interests of lobbyist's client. Lobbying can be a lucrative business. However, a variety of rules exist in many jurisdictions to guard against the possibility that it can degenerate into bribery.

lobby

To work for or against the passage of legislation.Currently,the two strongest lobbies in the real estate industry are the National Association of REALTORS® and the American Bankers Association.They are squared off on opposite sites of legislation that would give financial institutions the right to offer real estate brokerage services.

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This leads to a discussion of forms of lobbyism and a focus on the politicians who leave politics through the so called 'revolving door' to work in the private sector.
The opposition, left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, declared they would file a claim with the Constitutional Court over suspicions of lobbyism in the yield of timber.
He voiced suspicion that the so-called "change of statute" clause still carries concealed possibilities for lobbyism, especially when private forests are concerned.
In conclusion, Kolarova stated that, unless Parliament passed a Code of Ethics and an act on lobbyism, it could not possibly persuade anybody that it really wanted to put an end to influence trading and the intermingling of politics and organized crime.
Over the past year, Bulgaria's magistracy was tainted by a couple of scandals, one of which included lobbyism in the appointments of magistrates and the other transfers of valuable real estate below market prices to family members of senior judiciary.
The Bulgarian right-wing Blue Coalition is asking for the resignation of the Head of the Parliamentary Agriculture Committee, Desisalva Taneva, over alleged acts of lobbyism.
The socialist MP further pointed out the Speaker must assume full responsibility about the scandalous amendment to the Drug Substances Act, which, if materialized, would have liberalized the rules about advertisements including pictures of illegal drugs and was considered an act of lobbyism on the part of two MPs from the ruling GERB party.
Bulgaria's Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov, denied accusations of lobbyism and explained that the amendment which was abolished refers to the comfort of the buses and not to their safety.
Earlier Friday, Bulgaria's Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov, denied accusations of lobbyism explained that the amendment which was abolished refers to the comfort of the buses and not to their safety.