ALTER-EU media coverage

NGOs demand Timmermans make good on mandatory lobbying register

Publication date: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Author: 
EurActiv.com
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One hundred and twelve organisations sent a letter to European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans today (11 May) asking for stronger rules on lobbying transparency.

Timmermans takes swipe at MEPs on transparency

Publication date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Author: 
Honor Mahony
Media title: 
EU Observer
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EU commission vice-president Frans Timmermans has taken a swipe at MEPs who preach transparency but have not implemented the same rules as the commission when it comes to meetings with lobbyists.

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
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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.

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