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”.
The Commission will shortly publish its proposal for a reformed (and “mandatory”) lobby transparency register. This ALTER-EU policy briefing for MEPs outlines our 6 priorities for a revised lobby register, and the rationale behind these.
Following the high-level appointment of former European Commission President Barroso to Goldman Sachs, an alliance of pro-transparency NGOs has launched a citizens’ petition demanding stricter rules for ex-EU commissioners’ revolving door moves.