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Corporate interests dominate EU lobbying on financial services

Corporates dominate lobbying on finance
Publication date: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

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.

Letter to EU Permanent Representations on need for full lobby transparency

Publication date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

ALTER-EU has written to all Permanent Representations in Brussels to request the support of member states for comprehensive lobby transparency among the European Union institutions.

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Reform of EU lobbying, only counts direct lobby?

Publication date: 
Friday, November 18, 2016
Author: 
Angelone Francesco
Media title: 
informazione libera

The proposal submitted by the European Commission on the revision of the Transparency Register is arousing, predictably, a heated debate.

It appears that it circumscribes the lobbying to "interactions" with policy-makers and decision-makers and, therefore, should be considered too ambiguous and timid . 

HOW COULD EU LOBBYING BE REFORMED ?

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Author: 
Anthony Chambers
Media title: 
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" It is impossible  to make lobbying at any level of European politics entirely transparent due to the impracticality of encoding a definition of lobbying acceptable to all participants and the possible infringement of privacy for individuals consulting their elected representatives. However by amending existing legislation and through the adoption of new regulations the EU could make significant strides in improving transparency. Lobbyists can play an important part in the legislative process by providing relevant expertise and information which can help identify unconsidered consequences of draft legislation. However in a democracy, governments should nonetheless work to ensure transparency.

Lobby transparency: the devil is always in the detail

Lobby transparency: the devil is always in the detail
Publication date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016

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.

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