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.
Here comes again the EU Industry Day, a two-day event where business representatives are invited to mingle with EU high level officials to discuss Juncker’s strategic approach to industrial policy.
The European Commission needs to enforce a strict incentives-based regime that will encourage more lobbying law firms to enroll in the EU’s transparency register.

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In November, the College of Commissioners quietly adopted the long-awaited revision of the ‘Horizontal Rules on Expert Groups’. The new rules do not include any safeguards against corporate capture of expert groups, whereas more than 100 of the existing groups are dominated by big business. They also limit the scope for transparency.
Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration European Commission
More than 50,000 people signed an online Avaaz petition urging the EU Commission to close the revolving doors for ex-Commissioners who move on to lucrative private sector lobby jobs after they step down.
Letter asking Commissioner Barnier to end the domination of banks, insurance and funds in expert groups advising the Commission on the financial reform
The European Ombudsman has opened an inquiry regarding expert groups transparency and balanced composition