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Lobby millions missing from the transparency register, say campaigners

Publication date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Millions of euros of lobby spending are missing from the lobby register declarations made by key industry groups, ALTER-EU reveals, on the eve of the launch of the new joint transparency register.


Newsletter - 1 - campaign updates, Austrian Chamber of Labour, Fondation Sciences Citoyennes

Publication date: 
Thursday, January 13, 2011

In this ALTER-EU Newsletter you will find two interesting presentations from organisations that have recently joined our network: the 'Austrian Chamber of Labour' and the French 'Fondation Sciences Citoyennes'. Furthermore there is an overview of our latest news, and links to social media where ALTER-EU campaigners can post updates.

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Lobbyists: 'you have a much better chance of influencing legislation'

Publication date: 
Sunday, June 14, 2009

This video of Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson portrays lobbyists performing under working conditions. A text written by London-based transparency campaigner Tamasin Cave (SpinWatch), sang by the Icelandic reggae group Hjálmar makes for a special take on the Brussels bubble, where lobbyists buzz around decision-makers, trying to influence legislation.


ALTER-EU assessment of European Parliament – Commission agreement on a common “Transparency Register”

Publication date: 
Friday, February 11, 2011

Six years after the launch of the European Transparency Initiative, there’s still a long way to go to reach the goal of transparency around the role of lobbying in EU decision-making.

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Majority of lobbying consultancies still missing from EC lobby transparency register

Publication date: 
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Survey on the registration of EU lobbying consultancies in the European Commission’s Register of Interest Representatives highlights failure of voluntary approach. Almost two years after the European Commission launched the register, sixty per cent of EU lobbying consultancies are still not registered.

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