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.

ALTER-EU letter to President Juncker

Publication date: 
Monday, November 3, 2014

As Jean-Claude Juncker starts work this morning, ALTER-EU has written to the new President of the European Commission outlining what we see as priority actions for his Commission in the field of lobby transparency and ethics regulation and to request a meeting with him as soon as possible to discuss these further.

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MEPs freeze problematic expert groups budget

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

 The European Parliament has overwhelmingly voted to freeze the budget of the European Commission's problematic advisory groups, known formally as Expert Groups, for the second time in four years.

 

Timmermans must make the mandatory lobby register his key priority

Publication date: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU sets out its priority policies for commissioner-designate Frans Timmermans.

 

MEPs write to Juncker about commissioners and the revolving door

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Twenty five MEPs, led by Dennis De Jong and including MEPs from five political groups, have urgently written to President Juncker demanding tougher revolving door rules for departing commissioners.

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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.

 

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