Lobbyists in the EU capital opposing gay rights are in close contact with US neo-conservative organisations, raising questions about where their money comes from. The lobbyists themselves deny any funding comes from overseas.
One such lobby group is European Dignity Watch, founded in 2010, advocating “life, the family and fundamental freedoms.”
According to the EU transparency register, it has an annual budget of €80,816 – all in the form of anonymous donations.
It rallies against abortion, euthanasia, but most ardently against gay rights. It accuses the European Parliament of pressuring member states into legalising same-sex marriage, and the European Commission of bias for hosting a pro-gay photo exhibition.