Eight Romanian lobby and public affairs agencies founded the Association Romanian Lobby Registrar (ARRL), that has as purpose to promote and self-regulate the activities on the lobby market, values annually to Euro 40-50M, Wall-Street writes
The objective of ARRL is to popularize and promote lobby as a legit activity.
As a lobby law is nonexistent in Romania, ARRL will promote self-regulation of the market through an Ethics Code for Lobby Activities and through a Registry of interest groups’ representatives in Romania – a public data base created using as model the Registry from the European Commission, where companies and people that are practicing lobby can enlist themselves.
In Romania’s case, entering the Registrar also supposes respecting the Ethical Code. The ones that do not respect the ethical rules will be excluded from the Registrar.