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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?

ALTER-EU coalition gathering 22-23 April 2015, to launch the new lobby transparency campaign & to share skills and updates on transparency and ethics campaigning

ALTER-EU coalition gathering
Mundo B, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

We hope that you will join us in Brussels for two days of discussion, skills-sharing and learning from colleagues about effective campaigning. This will be a great opportunity to get up to speed on our brand new campaign to demand greater lobby transparency at the EU and member state levels. Importantly we will be launching our new campaign with a high-profile event in the European Parliament, featuring senior representatives from the European Commission, Parliament and Council, as well as from the ALTER-EU network.


New and Improved? Why the EU Lobby Register still fails to deliver

Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015


ALTER-EU report showing how the voluntary approach to EU lobby transparency regulation fails to provide citizens with an accurate picture of the lobby scene in Brussels

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Juncker Commission breaks promise to create a mandatory lobby register, say transparency campaigners

Publication date: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU gives its response to the Commission workplan for 2015 and specifically its plans for a 'mandatory' lobby register.



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