ALTER-EU media coverage

Self-regulation not an option for EU lobbying

Publication date: 
Monday, October 29, 2012
Author: 
Koen Roovers
Media title: 
EU Observer

Two weeks after ex-health-commissioner Dalli's resignation in what has become known as "Dalligate" - a scandal described by public health campaigners as the biggest interference of the tobacco lobby in European politics to date - Philip Sheppard's plea for self-regulation of the lobbyist profession published on 16 October appears delusional.

Lobbies et Union européenne

Publication date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Author: 
Philippe Antoine
Media title: 
RTBF

Les lobbies sont-ils les vrais détenteurs du pouvoir dans l'Union européenne. C'est une question légitime lorsque l'on voit leur nombre et l'argent qu'ils dépensent. Une partie de la réponse dans l'enquête menée par Philippe Antoine autour du siège des Institutions bruxelloises.

Ethics code has to keep MEPs in check

Publication date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Author: 
Natacha Cingotti
Media title: 
European Voice

On 9 August, the European Voice reported that Austrian authorities had charged a former MEP, Ernst Strasser, with corruption following the 2011 ‘cash-for-influence' scandal. The case of another MEP, Adrian Severin, who was incriminated in the same scandal, is even more worrying.

EU commission urged to improve expert group 'transparency'

Publication date: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Author: 
Martin Banks
Media title: 
Parliament Magazine

"The European commission has been accused of failing to recognise the "full scale" of the problem of an alleged lack of transparency in its expert groups. The claim was made by the Brussels-based group ALTER-EU, which has demanded a "fairer" composition of the groups which provide the commission with external expertise for its decision making."

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