Salon Room, International Press Centre, Résidence Palace (Rue de la Loi 155C)
Join us for a press conference to discuss our newest report exposing the corporate dominance of the Commission's expert groups.
ALTER-EU, AK EUROPA – the Brussels office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (Arbeiterkammer), and the Austrian Trade Union Confederation (ÖGB) invite you to a press conference for the launch of their new report which conclusively answers if the European Commission has kept its promise to MEPs – made in September 2012 – that it would tackle corporate capture in its advisory groups, aka Expert Groups.
Monique Goyens, (Director General, BEUC), Angelo Caserta (Regional Director, Stichting, BirdLife Europe), Pascoe Sabido (Researcher and Campaigner, Corporate Europe Observatory), Guillame Prache (Director, EuroFinuse), Monica Kosinska (Director, European Public Health Alliance), Magda Stoczkiewicz, (Director, Friends of the Earth Europe), Jos Dings (Director, Transport and Environment), Jana Mittermaier (Director, Transparency International EU Office)
Since the launching of the informal dialogue between the Commission and the Parliament in September, many civil society groups have felt excluded from the process undertaken by the Commission to reform its expert groups. They therefore call on Commissioner Šefčovič for higher levels of transparency, fairness and accountability.