• Mandatory
  • Broad definition
  • Currently in the process of adopting a reform that would have some form of legislation footprint.
  • Register of lobbyist- Scope of register: Legislative & Executive branches
  • Register categories: Lobbyists' identification, sources of income (limited), public funds received, donations received, areas of interests, targeted legislations or policies, connected organizations, targeted legislations
  • Key information provided- Public access
  • Code of conduct


Continue efforts to introduce legislative footprint to allow for the monitoring and tracing of all interest representatives who seek to influence and contribute to specific legislative texts.


As of 1 January 2022, Germany has set up a mandatory public lobbying register. Its broad scope covers – similar to the EU transparency register – every entity which regularly communicates with the German federal executive or legislative to represent and further its interests.


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