The accomplishment of a united Europe looks closer and closer. Behind the common European politics, however, we can discover lobby activities unnoticed by most of us. During these activities greal corporations gradually shape an economic and political environment suitable to their purposes. The other side, i.e. small entrepreneurs, trade unions and environmentalists must face a good deal of organisational and financial obstacles when they want to influence European Policy. This must be considered when we analyse the integration process of former socilist countries.