Two years after Dieselgate put the issue of corporate capture into the limelight, EU institutions have the perfect opportunity to get tough on lobbying, through a comprehensive reform of the EU lobby transparency.
Full lobby transparency now!
The European Commission proposed to reform the EU Lobbying Transparency Register in September 2016, promising to make it mandatory across EU institutions.
But, when it comes to lobbying transparency, the ball is now in the European Parliament's court.
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.
ALTER-EU has analysed whether the Commission’s published lists of meetings are complete. Our research reveals that the Commission has yet to deliver on its promise of proactive transparency.