The Deal Makers Coalition Deal Shows Rising Clout of Lobbyists

As the dust settled in Berlin, one group came out of last week's coalition deal an unequivocal winner: Germany's lobbyists. When it comes to shaping policy, corporate interests are wielding ever more influence on national politics.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Lawmakers say lobbyists have been more present than ever before during recent coalition negotiations.

Lawmakers say lobbyists have been more present than ever before during recent coalition negotiations.

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