It's half-time for Juncker's Team and after taking a closer look at how it has implemented the instruction to “ensure an appropriate balance and representativeness" in their lobby meetings, ALTER-EU has awarded the Commission a yellow card.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 28th) ALTER-EU will be demonstrating outside the Commission’s Charlemagne building as hundreds of business participants roll up for #EUIndustryDay. Industry has been invited by the Commission to this corporate conference to “help us shape the industrial agenda of tomorrow”.
ALTER-EU examines the Commission's recently-published proposal for a revised lobby transparency register and finds that the idea to fundamentally change the definition of lobbying could lead to less, rather than more, lobby transparency in Brussels.
Activists dressed as former Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and former commissioners Karel de Gucht and Neelie Kroes, wearing jumpsuits emblazoned with the logos of their new roles, joined by a crowd with a banner calling for urgent reform of the revolving doors rules.