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Debate on EU Transparency Register overlooks citizens' right to know

Publication date: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Author: 
Pam Bartlett Quintanilla, Researcher & Campaigner at Access Info Europe, a member of ALTER-EU steering committee
Media title: 
EU Observer
Teaser: 

The debate on the future of the EU's Transparency Register has to date focused on the dichotomy between mandatory and voluntary lobby registers, and the extent to which lobbyists should be required to disclose information about their funding, staff, clients and activities.

Lobbyist reforms kicked into ‘long grass’ once again by the EU

Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Author: 
Paul de Clerck, Friends of the Earth Europe and ALTER-EU steering committee
Media title: 
Policy Review
Teaser: 

Leaked texts, which have come to light, reveal a shocking lack of progress on a mandatory European Union lobby register – argues Paul de Clerck.

Campaigners disappointed by new EU lobbying text

Publication date: 
Monday, January 27, 2014
Author: 
Dave Keating
Media title: 
European Voice
Teaser: 

A draft agreement on changes to the combined European Parliament and European Commission lobbyist register, endorsed by members of the Parliament's board last week, has been branded “hugely disappointing” by transparency campaigners.

Conflict of interest: EU still not tackling the revolving door of commissioners into private sector

Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Author: 
Vicky Cann
Media title: 
Policy Review
Teaser: 

As the Barroso II Commission prepares to leave office, it is time to make sure that the European Commission’s revolving door rules are fit for purpose, otherwise the EU risks walking straight into another round of conflicts of interest scandals – says writes Vicky Cann

Commission revolving door rules 'useless' in tackling conflicts of interest

Publication date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Author: 
Jorgo Riss
Media title: 
TheParliament.com
Teaser: 

The EU's revolving door rules for commissioners are in need of strengthening, argues Jorgo Riss.

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