The Code of Conduct (CoC) for lobbyists, which registrants of the Joint Transparency Register (TR) sign up to, in its current form, is weak and vaguely worded. It also needs to be revised in light of the new CoC for MEPs, which was introduced on January 1st 2012 (the MEP CoC was introduced after the TR came into being (June 2011)).
Almost two years after the introduction of the Transparency Register, analysis by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) shows that the register does not live up to its name. What needs to be done?
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)
The review of the Commission and Parliament's Joint Transparency Register) – foreseen to take place two years after its launch – is already underway. ALTER-EU believes this is an unmissable opportunity to make the voluntary lobby register mandatory.
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU), with the support of MEP Dr. Inge Gräßle, invites you to a working meeting on: 'the Lessons from Dalligate'
Cross-party workshop to discuss ALTER-EU's proposals for improved rules around lobbying and to see what are the next steps for the European Parliament to develop (a Special Committee, Transparency Register review, other possibilities?).