For years, ALTER-EU has been drawing attention to the excessive influence that big corporations enjoy over EU policy-making, resulting in decisions which put profits ahead of people and the planet.
In Brussels, the political heart of the European Union, extreme corporate influence often distorts the political process, either blocking progress where it is sorely needed or leading to policies t

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Instead of introducing a clear cooling-off period of several years, the Commission decided on a notification period of only 18 months [...]. The new Code mentions a ban on lobbying [...], but unfortunately this appears to be insufficient to avoid conflicts of interest. The Code only covers issues falling within the ex-Commissioner's own portfolio.
2011/05/10
EPSU, Europe’s 8 million strong public service trade union federation, has renewed its commitment to the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation and its 10 key demands.
2011/05/02
Members of the European Parliament from all political groups have urged an overhaul of the rules for expert groups. ALTER-EU believes the time is right for civil society groups to come together and demand that the Commission ensures balanced representation and transparency.
2011/04/12
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) has today written to the ten members of the European Parliament's new working group on ethics and transparency reforms following the ‘cash-for-influence’ scandal.
2011/04/11
ALTER-EU: Task force must ban MEPs from taking industry jobs on the side
2011/04/11

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