The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) is a coalition of about 200 civil society groups, trade unions, academics and public affairs firms concerned with the increasing influence exerted by corporate lobbyists on the political agenda in Europe, the resulting loss of democracy in EU decision-making and the postponement, weakening, or blockage even, of urgently needed progress on social, environmental and consumer-protection reforms.

European Ombudsman demands far-reaching changes to Commission's handling of revolving door cases

Publication date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Press release issued by: 
Corporate Europe Observatory, Greenpeace EU Unit, Friends of the Earth Europe, Lobbycontrol and Spinwatch

Today ALTER-EU Steering Committee members Corporate Europe Observatory, Greenpeace EU Unit, Friends of the Earth Europe, Lobbycontrol and Spinwatch published a press release in response to the ruling of the European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly regarding revolving door cases at the European Commission.

 

ALTER-EU welcomes Juncker's commitment to a mandatory lobby register and proactive transparency

Publication date: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU welcomes Jean-Claude Juncker's commitment to a mandatory lobby register and to provide proactive transparency about EU decision-making, a promise made during his confirmation hearing as Commission President in the European parliament this morning.

 

MEPs urged to ensure that ethics and transparency are at the top of Juncker's agenda

Publication date: 
Monday, July 14, 2014
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

As Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) prepare to quiz the president-elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday 15 July, ALTER-EU is calling upon them to ensure that improvements in the areas of ethics, conflicts of interest and lobby transparency are placed high on the agenda of the new Commission.

 

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