Extending the “no registration, no meeting” rule from the Commission elite to lower-level officials would at once improve lobby transparency and protect civil servants. But the Commission has been actively avoiding to address this.
If it's autumn in Brussels, it must be time for the annual gathering of commissioners and Big Business! Organised by BusinessEurope, one of Europe's lobbying heavyweights, it’s a shocking example of the cosy relations between EU regulators and those they should be regulating.
One month after the European Parliament voted to ban pesticide manufacturer Monsanto from entering Parliament premises, 24 transparency and environment groups remind them to implement their decision as comprehensively and effectively as possible.

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ALTER-EU recommendations for the revision of the Code of Conduct for Commissioners. Preventing post public-employment conflicts of interest (“the revolving door”).
2010/10/20
New documents obtained by ALTER-EU reveal the inadequate checks carried out by the Commission when former Commissioners take employment in the private sector. ALTER-EU calls for an urgent overhaul of the rules with a three-year cooling off period for ex-Commissioners
2010/09/27
ALTER-EU's ten priority reform proposals towards ending corporate lobbying privileges and secrecy that the Commission and Parliament should take up in the coming years.
2010/06/01
On the second anniversary of the European Commission lobby register, many lobby groups based in Brussels still refuse to sign up. The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU (ALTER-EU) released a press release urging for more transparency.
2010/06/23

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