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.
Since our creation in 2005, the Alliance for lobbying transparency and ethics regulation (ALTER-EU) has been at the forefront of campaigns to tackle excessive lobbying influence and conflicts of interest at the European level.
Six months after Juncker’s announcement that his new EU Commission would publish details of all high level meetings, ALTER-EU looks at the evidence to see who’s been meeting whom, and whether lobby meetings are still slipping under the transparency radar
Potential conflicts of interest persist in EU parliament – new research
Potential conflicts of interest continue to plague the European Parliament one year after elections, finds new research released today.