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Lobbyisten: Wie Brüssel reagiert hat

Publication date: 
Friday, August 10, 2012
Author: 
ORF.at
Media title: 
ORF

Der Fall Ernst Strasser hat auch in der EU die Bestrebungen für eine bessere Kontrolle von Lobbyisten vorangebracht. Seit Mitte des Vorjahres gibt es ein gemeinsames Register, in dem sich Lobbyisten eintragen, wenn sie im EU-Parlament oder in der Komission tätig sind. Verpflichtend ist das aber nicht.

Help us getting our message across! Take part in Commission's consultation on the Transparency Register

Publication date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Author: 
ALTER-EU

Although the online questionnaire reads more like a user's satisfaction survey, than a consultation about the register's effectiveness in bringing transparency, there is one good opportunity to give feedback in this respect. Help ALTER-EU to get real transparency!

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Lobbyists register failing to improve transparency, new report shows

Publication date: 
Monday, June 25, 2012
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The EU Transparency Register, jointly launched by the European Commission and the Parliament a year ago, fails to give a full and accurate picture of lobbying activities in Brussels.

 

Mühsamer Weg zur Transparenz im Lobbying

Publication date: 
Monday, June 25, 2012
Author: 
Wolfgang Tucek
Media title: 
Wirtschafts Blatt

Ein Jahr nach der Reform des EU-Transparenzregisters ziehen Lobbyingwächter eine ernüchternde Bilanz: Es sei unvollständig, irreführend und gar nicht de facto verpflichtend.

EU lobbyist register gives incomplete picture

Publication date: 
Monday, June 25, 2012
Author: 
Nikolaj Nielsen
Media title: 
EU Observer

The joint transparency register launched by the European Commission and the European Parliament precisely 1 year ago is riddled with inaccuracies and gaps. A report released today by the pro-transparency group ALTER-EU says the voluntary register is failing to give a complete picture of lobbying in Brussels.

UE: malgré le registre, les lobbies opèrent toujours dans l'ombre

Publication date: 
Monday, June 25, 2012
Author: 
Media title: 
RTL

Malgré l'introduction d'un registre européen des lobbies, ceux-ci opèrent toujours dans l'ombre, selon une coalition d'ONG dédiée à la transparence et à l'éthique. Les institutions européennes devraient rendre obligatoire la déclaration d'activités, estime ALTER-EU.

Dodgy Data: time to fix the EU Transparency Register

Publication date: 
Monday, June 25, 2012
Author: 
ALTER-EU

One year after the introduction of the European Union’s Transparency Register, analysis by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) suggests that although the number of lobbies now registered has increased, far too many active EU lobby players are still not on the list.

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European Parliament's briefing cites CSCG and ALTER-EU's critique of Transparency Register

Publication date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Author: 
Nic Copeland

"In April 2012, in a joint publication, the EU Civil Society Contact Group (CSCG) and ALTER-EU not only cited fundamental flaws with the Transparency Register but indicated that their members would be adopting a higher standard of protection by way of recommendation."

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Freiwillig mehr Transparenz

Publication date: 
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Author: 
The European Policy Department of DNR (German League for Nature and Environment)

"Die EU Civil Society Contact Group und die Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU (ALTER-EU) haben im April einen Leitfaden zur Steigerung zur Transparenz im Lobbyregister der EU-Kommission und des Europäischen Parlaments veröffentlicht."

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