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CALL FOR STRICTER LOBBY RULES AFTER DALLI SCANDAL

Publication date: 
Monday, November 5, 2012
Author: 
ALTER-EU

Civil society groups have today written to the European Commission President urging him to end the secrecy around the resignation of the former Health and Consumer Commissioner John Dalli. You can do the same, click here.

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[Update] Lessons from Dalli scandal: Commission needs stronger ethics and transparency rules around lobbying + Commission answer

Publication date: 
Monday, November 5, 2012
Author: 
Steering committee of ALTER-EU

The Commission has released so little information in the three weeks since the scandal around the resignation of John Dalli, the former EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, broke, that it has - in effect - raised more questions than it has provided answers.

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Participation, Ethics and Transparency: What citizens want from Brussels

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
What citizens want from Brussels
Start date: 
Fri, 2012-11-16 08:45
Location: 
International Press Center, Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, Brussels

The conference is the central event of the ALTER-Citizens project, which strives to create a two-way dialogue and greater trust between European public officials and European citizens, and foster enhanced citizen participation in EU decision-making.

As part of the EU-funded project ‘Accountability, Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation: Citizens have a right to know (ALTER-Citizens)’, Friends of the Earth Europe, Access Info Europe, Health Action International, Spinwatch, Environmental Law Service and Aitec (Association Internationale des Techniciens, Experts et Chercheurs) invite you to a half-day conference on lobbying transparency, ethics regulation, accountability and citizen participation in the European Union (EU) on Friday 16 November 2012.

 

Lobbies et Union européenne

Publication date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Author: 
Philippe Antoine
Media title: 
RTBF

Les lobbies sont-ils les vrais détenteurs du pouvoir dans l'Union européenne. C'est une question légitime lorsque l'on voit leur nombre et l'argent qu'ils dépensent. Une partie de la réponse dans l'enquête menée par Philippe Antoine autour du siège des Institutions bruxelloises.

Transparency Register remains opaque and poorly scrutinised

Publication date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Author: 
Rachel Tansey

An ALTER-EU report published in June found that one year after the Transparency Register was introduced, it fails to reflect the reality of lobbying in Brussels. Three months later, do the errors and omissions go unchallenged?

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An analysis of available statistical data on the development and on the unequal status of the representation of interests in Brussels (organisations, personnel, finance)

Publication date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Author: 
Dieter Plehwe (with contributions from Robert Müller, Katja Walther, and Matthias Schlögl)

For many citizens, the European Union is still far away. It is not easy to get a fair picture of how policy is formulated. Transparency measures taken, in particular the European Transparency Register, are still causing more difficulties than that they offer solutions. This study gives a picture of the landscape of active lobby organisations.

Conflicts of interest: the ethical thin red line between a conflict and a crime

Publication date: 
Friday, August 10, 2012
Conflicts of interest
Start date: 
Fri, 2012-11-16 13:45
Location: 
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Charles Clore House 17 Russell Square London WC1B 5DR

The UK Fraud Advisory Panel and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London are organising an afternoon seminar on 16 November 2012 on conflicts of interest. 

Afternoon seminar

 

Conflicts of interest: the ethical thin red line between conflict and crime

Publication date: 
Friday, August 10, 2012
Author: 
Simone White

The UK Fraud Advisory Panel and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London are organising an afternoon seminar on 16 November 2012 on conflicts of interest. ALTER-EU's steering committee member William Dinan will speak about lobbies and conflicts of interest.

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