Government approves proposals to regulate lobbying

The Czech government on Wednesday approved proposals to regulate lobbying. The cabinet assigned deputy PM Karolín Peake to draft a bill that would define lobbying and introduce sanctions for illegal lobbying activities while lobbyists would have to register. The cabinet rejected plans to introduce ‘public diaries’ in which officials would be required to register all contacts with lobbyists. The bill should be ready by the end of August.

Author: Jan Richter