This special report examines the consequences of the 'Cash-for-Amendments'. 1 year after the scandal, TVR looks back: how are the rules on relations with lobbyists different now, and will the new code be effective or is just a cosmetic change? (With video interview ALTER-EU spokespeople Vicky Cann and Natacha Cingotti.)
ALTER-EU is using the anniversary to urge parliament's president Martin Schulz to propose "strong and clear" enforcement measures in order to guarantee "consistent interpretation and strict enforcement".
The importance of effective implementation of the code, including clear definitions, became evident last week when a news medium reported that the CEO of the Finnish Chamber of Commerce intended to take the seat as MEP from March 1st, without giving up the job as chair of the lobby group.