What happens if in the Transparency Register a company declares a much lower budget than it actually spends on lobbying? It will be punished for mis-leading...right?
Before the start of the political negotiations on the EU Transparency Register ALTER-EU, Civil Society Europe and TI-EU have written a letter to the three main EU institutions demanding them to deliver an ambitious reform.
ALTER-EU's reaction to the final ruling of the European Ombudsman regarding the European Commission's handling of former President Barroso's employment at Goldman Sachs.

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Two years after Dieselgate put the issue of corporate capture into the limelight, EU institutions have the perfect opportunity to get tough on lobbying, through a comprehensive reform of the EU lobby transparency.
ALTER-EU writes to President Juncker to inquire about commitment to ensure balance and representativeness in stakeholder meetings.
2017/09/17
ALTER-EU reacts to President Juncker's proposals to reform revolving doors rules.
2017/09/13
Despite some success, there is a long way to go for the European Parliament to truly stand-up for citizens and democracy against the excessive lobbying influence of banks and big business.
The European Commission proposed to reform the EU Lobbying Transparency Register in September 2016, promising to make it mandatory across EU institutions. But, when it comes to lobbying transparency, the ball is now in the European Parliament's court.

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