New analysis by ALTER-EU shows that when it comes to lobby transparency and preventing privileged access by big business lobbyists, the Juncker Commission still has a long way to go.
2016 has truly been a year when the Commission's rules and ethics have been tested – and found wanting.
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.

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Why are some high level meetings with the Commission still kept secret and what will Timmermans do to force lobbying law firms to join the transparency register?
2016/06/29
Too many law firms in Brussels are absent from the EU lobby transparency register while clearly running EU lobbying services, says a new analysis by ALTER-EU.
2016/05/31
Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans' launch in March of a consultation to improve the EU lobby register came seven months late. Does it herald a genuine step forward towards improved lobby transparency in Brussels?
2016/04/18
Corporate lobbyists enjoy widespread access to member state representations according to the first ever study on lobbying activities at national government offices in Brussels.
As the European Commission launches its public consultation on the future EU lobby transparency regime, the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) makes the following immediate reaction.
2016/03/01

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