No, what you said was the U.S. was the one "most guilty", and your wall of words doesn't hide that this statement couldn't be more wrong. The US is better than most of Europe, and Europe is better than nearly all of Asia, Africa, and South America.Never said Romania is ok.
Really? From Wikipedia:The biggest difference between the EU and US is that in the EU lobbying is not made to elected people.
"Today lobbying in the European Union is an integral and important part of decision-making in the EU....According to Austrian Member of the European Parliament ("MEP") Hans-Peter Martin, the value of lobby invitations and offers each individual MEP receives can reach up to €10,000 per week.
In 2003 there were around 15,000 [lobbyists] in Brussels seeking to influence the EU’s legislation. Some 2,600 special interest groups had a permanent office in Brussels...
As you're from Romania, I assume you realize that MEPs are, indeed, "elected officials". I also note that just five oil companies alone spent €251m lobbying EU officials.