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Over 100 NGOs urge EU Commission to make the lobby register legally binding

Publication date: 
Monday, May 11, 2015
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU urges European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans to take strong and urgent action to create a high-quality and legally-binding EU lobby transparency register in a letter sent to him today, signed by over 100 non-governmental organisations.


Timmermans takes swipe at MEPs on transparency

Publication date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Honor Mahony
Media title: 
EU Observer

EU commission vice-president Frans Timmermans has taken a swipe at MEPs who preach transparency but have not implemented the same rules as the commission when it comes to meetings with lobbyists.

Making Brussels’ lobbying fully transparent - A debate on the future of the EU lobby transparency register

Making Brussels’ lobbying fully transparent
Start date: 
Thu, 2015-04-23 09:30
Room ASP 3G2, European Parliament, Brussels

Join us for a debate with Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Sylvie Guillaume MEP and Dennis de Jong MEP, but pre-registration essential!

Thursday 23 April, 9.30am, European Parliament

Other speakers include: Inga Reine from Permanent Representation of Latvia to the EU, Aidan O'Sullivan from European Ombudsman's office, Carl Dolan + Vid Doria from Transparency International, Olivier Hoedeman + Pam Bartlett Quintanilla from ALTER-EU, Jennifer Baker from Vieuws.eu


David Cameron’s promise to clean up lobbying wasn’t worth a hill of beans

Publication date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Will Dinan is a lecturer in communications, media and culture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is also a steering committee member of ALTER-EU and co-founder & director of Spinwatch

With little fanfare, Westminster’s official Register of Consultant Lobbyists has launched. But is it worth much?


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