Last year I published an article in Forbes where I stated that the next step lobbyists are going to take in Romania, in order to avoid a lobbying law, will be to announce a self regulation initiative. Recently, during a conference dedicated to assessing the opportunity of a lobbying law in Romania, one of the lobbyists publicly announced that a voluntary registry of lobbying activities is going to be open by lobbyists themselves.
How will this make lobbying more transparent and why do lobbyists prefer self regulation instead of a law with similar conditions?
Possible answers in the attached article (Romanian only). Download a PDF version from here.