Transport sector the next rollover for lobbyists
EU Observer has an article about the EU transport policy. The Greens and environmental groups criticize a the new transport policy of the European Commission because it abandons the political aim of shifting long-distance transport to the rails.
The shift seems to be a result of lobbying by truck companies. And this is exactly why I am against further European centralisation. Europe is too far from the voter to have much influence. As a result rich lobbyists become too dominant.