Transparency disclosures on lobbying expenditures
As there is currently no comprehensive definition of lobbying expenses, we are guided by the applicable transparency requirements and publish the lobbying expenses in Brussels (in accordance with the "Agreement between the European Parliament and the European Commission on the transparency register for organizations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU policy-making and policy implementation" -> https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/de/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.277.01.0011.01.ENG ) and in Washington for T-Mobile USA (in accordance with the "Lobbying Disclosure Act [LDA]" -> https://lobbyingdisclosure.house.gov/ldaguidance.pdf ).
We are guided by the principle of respecting the independence and integrity of our political interlocutors. For this reason, we welcomed the creation of a European lobbying and transparency register from the outset and were one of the first companies to register. We support the introduction of a transparency and lobbying register for the German Bundestag and the German government. As soon as requirements are defined for Germany, we will publish corresponding information.
Lobbying expenditures 2020 in accordance with applicable transparency rules
|Area covered by reporting requirements||Lobbying expenditure (2020)||Relevant transparency rule detailing legal requirements and respective definition of lobbying expenditures.|
|Deutsche Telekom AG / European Parliament and European Commission||1.000.000 EUR to 1.249.999 EUR *) ||Agreement between the European Parliament and the European Commission on the transparency register for organisations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU policy-making and policy implementation |
|T-Mobile USA / Federal Government of the US||9.940.000 USD *) ||Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) |
*) The various disclosures are not directly comparable with each other, as they refer to the legal requirements applicable in each case.