Over 130 people gathered on 24. September 2018 on the premises of the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU to attend the panel discussion “Corporate Capture in Europe: The influence of corporations in policy making and what to do about it”, hosted by the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (AK EUROPA) and the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB Europabüro) and The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU). The question of the influence of business interests on legislation in the European Union was hotly debated.