Since 1 December 2014, the European Commission has published online all meetings that commissioners, their cabinet members, and the directors-general have had with organisations in the register. The data on LobbyFacts is extracted from those Commission webpages (and LobbyFacts then matches reported lobbyists with data from the official EU lobby register). LobbyFacts includes all published meetings since 1 December 2014. The meetings data is available on the Statistics page, while the individual data card for each registrant also provides a full list of its meetings held.
There are a few important things to note: a registrant may well have had other lobby meetings with lower-level officials in the Commission, but the only published data covers elite officials only. Secondly, the data that the Commission publishes is not perfect: there are duplications, omissions, and delays. For example, a meeting attended by two separate officials can be reported twice, even though only one meeting was actually held, which can distort the figures. Nonetheless, in the view of LobbyFacts, whether or not a registrant has met with the elite of the Commission, is one good indicator of lobby influence in Brussels. LobbyFacts will ensure that the meetings data we publish is updated at least once every week.