The Brussels Business

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An expedition into the world of the 15,000 lobbyists in the EU-capital, the PR-conglomerates, think tanks and their all-embracing networks of power. In the early 90s two young men discover the enormous influence of lobbying in Brussels. One becomes the leading lobby-watchdog in Brussels, the other one becomes a top lobbyist on world trade issues, representing 50% of the EU's economy - banks, insurances, telecoms, touristic operators and a wide range of business federations. By following one's investigations and the other's career this film takes us on a journey into the corridors of power of the biggest economy on earth - the European Union. In the form of a docu-thriller, 'The Brussels Business tries to answer a question millions of Europeans ask themselves: Who runs the European Union?