New analysis by ALTER-EU shows that when it comes to lobby transparency and preventing privileged access by big business lobbyists, the Juncker Commission still has a long way to go.
2016 has truly been a year when the Commission's rules and ethics have been tested – and found wanting.
ALTER-EU examines the Commission's recently-published proposal for a revised lobby transparency register and finds that the idea to fundamentally change the definition of lobbying could lead to less, rather than more, lobby transparency in Brussels.

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President Juncker’s policy of proactive transparency still fails to address loopholes in lobbying transparency rules and does not ensure a balanced consultation of stakeholders, new analysis by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) shows.
2017/02/20
President Juncker's proactive transparency rules do not ensure transparency of meetings with lobbyists, as ALTER-EU analysis shows.
New analysis by ALTER-EU shows that when it comes to lobby transparency and preventing privileged access by big business lobbyists, the Juncker Commission still has a long way to go.
2017/02/20
Lobbying in the Netherlands is regulated even less than in Brussels. That is why a coalition of civil society organisations came together to launch Lobbywatch Netherlands (NL) in December 2016.
ALTER-EU has analysed whether the Commission’s published lists of meetings are complete. Our research reveals that the Commission has yet to deliver on its promise of proactive transparency.
2016 has truly been a year when the Commission's rules and ethics have been tested – and found wanting.

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