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Biography - Paul De Clerck, Head of the Economic Justice team, Friends of the Earth Europe

Rainer Wieland

Paul De Clerck, Head of the Economic Justice team, Friends of the Earth EuropeSpeaking on behalf of ALTER-EU

The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) is a coalition of about 200 civil society groups, trade unions, academics and public affairs firms concerned with the increasing influence exerted by corporate lobbyists on the political agenda in Europe.

Important members of the ALTER-EU alliance:

  • Friends of the Earth Europe,
  • Corporate Europe Observatory,
  • Greenpeace European Unit
  • Access Info Europe,
  • LobbyControl,
  • SpinWatch,

Paul de Clerck is initiator and board member of ALTER-EU, FinanceWatch and the European Coalition for Corporate Justice.

Paul has been campaigning on the (lack of) accountability of the corporate sector and lobby transparency on European, national and international level for the last 15 years. He studied law at the Katholieke Universiteit Brabant in Tilburg, the Netherlands.