Seeking sign-ons for letter calling for Full Lobby Transparency Now!

Publication date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Executive summary / policy recommendations: 

This is a joint initiative organised by ALTER-EU, Civil Society Europe and Transparency International EU.

NGO’s frequently witness how big business enjoys excessive influence over EU policy-making, leading to decisions which put profits ahead of people and the planet, and reduce citizens trust in a united Europe.

 ALTER EU, Civil Society Europe and Transparency International EU believe that lobby transparency is an important tool in the fight for public-interest decision-making at the European level.

 We therefore invite your organisation to sign-on to the attached letter to Vice President Sylvie Guillaume MEP and Danuta Hübner MEP, chair of the Constitutional Affairs committee, who will represent the European Parliament in negotiations for a reformed lobby transparency register at the start of March.

 To sign-on, please send a high resolution logo to Nicola Freeman deadline for sign-ons is Friday 24th February.

 The European Commission has recently launched a proposal for a reformed lobby transparency register, and the European Parliament and Council are now invited to negotiate an inter-institutional agreement to make this reality.

 We believe that the European Parliament must seize the opportunity presented by this inter-institutional agreement process to demand a far more effective lobby register. Such a register should be the first, essential step in a much longer process to make EU policy-making far more transparent,  tackle excessive corporate influence, and bring the EU institutions closer to citizens.

 We want to see a comprehensive lobby transparency register which covers both direct and indirect lobbying, and that can tell us accurately who is influencing EU decision-making, on which issues, on whose behalf, and with what budgets.

To get involved in the campaign you can also:

  • Help us promote the letter on social media when we publish it in Early March. More information will follow, with specific hashtags etc
  • Join our lobby register campaign email list by contacting Nicola at

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