Here comes again the EU Industry Day, a two-day event where business representatives are invited to mingle with EU high level officials to discuss Juncker’s strategic approach to industrial policy.
VP Jyrki Katainen confirmed he had a lobby meeting with ex-Commission President Barroso who represented investment bank Goldman Sachs International. We ask the European Commission to re-assess Barroso's job.
The European Commission needs to enforce a strict incentives-based regime that will encourage more lobbying law firms to enroll in the EU’s transparency register.

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Last Tuesday the European Commission hosted what it called the first #EUIndustryDay ever. But at ALTER-EU we see it as part of the excessive intimacy between the Commission and big business, which make every day at the Commission #EUIndustryDay.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 28th) ALTER-EU will be demonstrating outside the Commission’s Charlemagne building as hundreds of business participants roll up for #EUIndustryDay. Industry has been invited by the Commission to this corporate conference to “help us shape the industrial agenda of tomorrow”.
2017/02/26
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.

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