"the Left party wants the EUROPEAN parliament to legislate against that money from lobbyists goes directly to the political groups in the parliament."
"– the large Corporations have an incredible influence over the legislators in the EU, " said party leader Jonas Sjöstedt to the TT."
"He points especially out the liberal partigruppen Alde, Liberals included, because, according to him receive the most money – last year, 122 000 euros (just over 1.3 million) from eight multinational companies, according to V."
"– The liberal group receives money from the chemical giant Monsanto, known to have been fined in the billions for major environmental damage, and for that people got cancer from pesticides, from Uber that will systematically go around the collective bargaining and Google to avoid paying tax, "says Jonas Sjöstedt, who calls the proposed law"
"HH: do not Build the EU system in an active lobbying?"
"– Yes, it does unfortunately it. And it is quite wrong that big business has access to the legislators in a way that the public does not have. Therefore, we must settle it here."
"Jonas Sjöstedt believe that a sharper law against lobbypengar can become a reality:"
" We have previously received through the tightening of benefits to EU parliamentarians and tougher requirements on account of which man has contact with. I think this is a natural next step."
"– Klimatomställningen hindered by the fact that the automobile companies, oil companies and kolföretag actually have the financial resources to influence legislation."
"According to him, accepts the EUROPEAN parliament's left-wing group, not lobbypengar from large companies."
" It's not wrong to meet with businesses and social movements. But it is wrong to receive money of them that they hope to influence."
"TT: And it has the Left ever done in the EU parliament?"
"No, as far as I know, there is no such example at all," answers Jonas Sjöstedt."
"Move on lobbypengar in the EU-election, he makes in connection with its vårtal on Södermalm in Stockholm, which on Saturday attracted a few hundred people to the artificial turf at Nytorget."
"I really think that the parties should report on just where they get the money from," says the attendee Karl Bernhard Josephson."
"A woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, makes the thumbs up for the bill:"
"It is appalling that the financial contribution actually gives large companies the opportunity to influence policy," she says to TT."