I am a professional EU lobbyist working in Brussels. AMA!
Happy Friday y'all! I have been working on both sides for lobbying for most of my career, pooling some 7 years now. This involves working for both industry lobby and NGOs alike, plus having a brief spell with the decision makers in European Parliament. I have close connections within the "Brussels Bubble", as the lobbying and decision making -village is often titled, and occasional first hand knowledge of political decisions shaping Europe.
I chose to remain anonymous for this AMA mainly to speak freely - not because there's much illegal activities taking place, but this allows me to give more juicy details and opinions on situations. Being part of the political activity also comes with certain level of trust. I have also been dealing with some policies related to lobbying within EU, hence this AMA might be a fruitful entry point for more general questions instead of only anecdotal evidence.
For proof, here's my current lobby badge for the institutions.