Lobbywächter von Reform enttäuscht

Publication date: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Media title: 
Wiener Zeitung

Piece in Austrian newspaper after ALTER-EU released a position paper on expert groups (10-01-11).


ALTER-EU has published a four-page statement on the new rules, strongly criticising the lack of improvements on key issues such as preventing commercial lobbyists from dominating advisory groups and transparency around the work of these groups. Also the European Parliament and many civil society groups (ALTER-EU, BEUC, Transparency International and others) have demanded that the Commission ensures balanced representation and transparency, but the Commission has ignored these calls.