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“Money and Democracy – an Uneasy Relationship” – international conference

07/12/2023 - 08/12/2023

Cologne, Germany – The Venice Commission and the Academy for European Human Rights Protection held an international conference entitled “Money and democracy – an uneasy relationship”.

The event brought together Venice Commission members, politicians, academics, representatives of international organisations and journalists from various countries. The conference explored ways in which undue influence of big money on democratic decision-making may be exposed, monitored, contained or even prevented.

The following topics were on the programme:

• The money behind good and bad intentions: How to distinguish? A political perspective;
• The problem of oligarchisation;
• Big money in politics: Lobbying and the financing of political parties and election campaigns;
• Foreign influence over democratic decision-making;
• The money behind the media.




International conference

Money and Democracy – an Uneasy Relationship

07 - 08/12/2023, Cologne, Germany  

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