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ALTER-EU Briefing on the review process of the Transparency Register

Publication date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Author: 
ALTER-EU

Almost two years after the introduction of the Transparency Register, analysis by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) shows that the register does not live up to its name. What needs to be done?

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Lobby register review: it's now or never for mandatory transparency

Publication date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The review of the Commission and Parliament's Joint Transparency Register) – foreseen to take place two years after its launch – is already underway. ALTER-EU believes this is an unmissable opportunity to make the voluntary lobby register mandatory.

 

Transparency Register review process letter 7 MEPs to Mr Wieland

Publication date: 
Friday, March 22, 2013
Author: 
Dan Joergensen, Dennis de Jong, Bart Staes, Claude Turmes, Martin Ehrenhauser, Corinne Lepage, Nessa Childers

Open letter to Mr Wieland, Vice President of the European Parliament for transparency.

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[UPDATE] Lessons from Dalli scandal: cross-party workshop + background document and summary

Publication date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Lessons from Dalligate workshop
Start date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21 13:30
Location: 
ASP 3F383 European Parliament

The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU), with the support of MEP Dr. Inge Gräßle, invites you to a working meeting on: 'the Lessons from Dalligate'

Cross-party workshop to discuss ALTER-EU's proposals for improved rules around lobbying and to see what are the next steps for the European Parliament to develop (a Special Committee, Transparency Register review, other possibilities?).

 

#ALTEREU2013 General Assembly: Standing up to big business lobbies: Reclaiming Europe for the public interest + AGENDA

Publication date: 
Monday, February 18, 2013
#ALTEREU2013 General Assembly
Start date: 
Wed, 2013-04-10 09:00
Location: 
Institute of Cultural Affairs rue Amedee Lynen 8 1210 Brussels, Belgium

Join us at our general assembly on 10 and 11 April, for in-depth discussion about Europe's campaign for lobbying transparency in the run up to the 2014 European elections. For twitter: https://twitter.com/EUWatchers/altereu2013/members and tweets: #ALTEREU2013.


‘Standing up to big business lobbies: Reclaiming Europe for the public interest'

Share, strategise and mobilise in the run-up to the 2014 European elections.

 

Open letter to leadership of European Parliament: the European Commission needs stronger ethics and transparency rules around lobbying

Publication date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Author: 
Steering committee ALTER-EU

The Commission has released so little information in the months that have passed since the scandal broke, that it has in effect raised more questions than it has provided answers.

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[UPDATE] Health and transparency NGOs demand Commission implements UN tobacco lobbying rules + answer of European Commission

Publication date: 
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Author: 
Alliance for Lobby Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU), Corporate Accountability International, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and Smoke-Free Partnership

Transparency, public health and tobacco control NGOs have today written to EU Commission President Barroso to complain about Commission officials having undisclosed meetings with tobacco lobbyists, in violation of UN rules.

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