MEPs back joint Parliament, Commission lobby register

Publication date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Media title: 
European Voice

Parliament still reeling from lobby scandals.


Transparency groups have been quick to criticise the "lack of clear measures" set out in Buzek's proposals.

The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) wants the EU assembly to makes it mandatory for each lobby group that requests an annual access pass to give details of "the issues they are lobbying on, the names of all their lobbyists, and "the amount of money involved in lobbying the Parliament".