The following recommendations and benchmarks have been developed by the Alliance for Lobbying Trans-
parency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) to support the implementation of a meaningful EU lobbying
transparency register. This paper focuses on the content and design of the register itself. Beyond that, we
would like to stress the need for an independent monitoring of the register. In the medium term we believe
that only a mandatory register with clear sanctions will provide adequate transparency. Please see also our
Recommendations on lobbying transparency and ethics in the European Union of January 2006.