In all, there are four different roles that an actor - such as an
organisation, person or company - can have in the transparency
- They can be registered directly, in one of the six categories.
- They can be listed as a member organization of one of the
registered groups. While some groups actually represent a
variety of different organisations, many (especially from
Germany, Austria and scandinavian Countries) have also listed
a large number of almost identical local chapters or branches.
- A company or organization can be listed as a client of a
professional legal or lobbying company. This is stated as part
of the income statement of a representative, giving a monetary
range within which the payments are bounded.
- Individuals can appear both in the two required roles
stored in the register as head of the organization and legal
representative or as someone with a European Parliament
While there are only about 4200 registered representatives in the
register, the total count of all mentioned actors is 51268 as
of this week.