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Profile of registrant

eBay EU liaison office

Identification number in the register: 40386322300-77
Registration date: 21/09/09 17:52:46

The information on this organisation was last modified on 13/01/15 14:22:21
The date of the last annual update was 11/09/14 14:44:44

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: eBay EU liaison office
Acronym: eBay
Legal status: SPRL
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Stefan Krawczyk
Position: Senior Director and Counsel Government Relations Europe

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Stefan Krawczyk
Position: Senior Director and Counsel Government Relations Europe

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 15-17 Helvetiastrasse 
Bern 3005
Telephone number: (+0041) 313 590
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Brussels office

eBay EU liaison office
Avenue des Arts 44
B-1040 Brussels

Tel: 0032 2 788 9712
Fax: 0032 2 788 9750

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Over the past ten years, the Internet has become increasingly important as an additional channel for consumers and companies within the overall retail market. In short, it can make a major contribution to the twin aims of market integration and making the EU the most competitive economy in the world.

eBay is now a worldwide community of more than 90 million active users connecting through commerce on a local, national or international basis. Users can be both consumers and/or sellers.

eBay recognizes the need to boost entrepreneurship and the enterprise culture in Europe as an essential aspect of the drive to make Europe the world’s most competitive and dynamic economy. eBay does not only fully support this goal; it is using the Internet to help make it a reality.

The Government Relations’ Team in Brussels works with other eBay employees and external consultants and lawyers on a broad range of issues related to e-commerce.

The mission of eBay’s EU liaison office in Brussels is two-fold:

• Monitoring the regulatory debate at EU level which can directly or indirectly impact our Business.

• Engaging with policymakers and other stakeholders on various issues to further online commerce and the Information Society, by presenting our position on specific topics and ensuring that the Information Society remains high on the political agenda and that consumers’ are empowered by an improved access to online markets.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Stefan Krawczyk 13/01/15 08/01/16
Samuel Laurinkari 03/09/14 28/08/15
Detesan Georgiana 23/01/15 20/01/16


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Cross-border trade
Consumer Affairs
Intellectual Property
Data Protection
Future of the Internet
Corporate Social Responsibility
Energy Efficiency

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

European Digital Media Association - EDIMA

European Internet Service Providers’ Association - EuroISPA

European Internet Foundation - EIF

Interactive Advertising Bureau - IAB

International Trademark Association - INTA

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 12/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Our direct advocacy efforts in 2012 were calculated as follows: Percentage of 2012 salaries + fees for external consultants and associations related to the time spent on direct advocacy in EU institutions and in preparation of relevant meetings.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.