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

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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”

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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

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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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The European Transparency Initiative and ALTER-EU

The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) - a coalition of over 200 civil society groups, trade unions, academics and public affairs firms - was born out of the need to provide a cohesive and consolidated approach to campaigning in Europe on curbing the influence of corporations on EU decision-making and formalised as a coalition in July 2005 in response to the “European Transparency Initiative” (ETI) launched under the European Commission Vice President, Siim Kallas, that same year.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011


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