ALTER-EU welcomes European Parliament President Buzek's letter about reforms following the cash-for-influence scandal, endorsed by the Parliament's leadership yesterday. But, concerns remain about the lack of clear measures announced.
ALTER-EU has repeated calls for strict new rules and greater transparency following further revelations in a UK newspaper today (27 March) that Spanish MEP Pablo Zalba Bidegain tabled an amendment in the European Parliament in return for promised payments from undercover journalists posing as lobbyists.
The Alliance for Lobby Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the European Union (ALTER-EU) is deeply concerned about the revelations published in the Sunday Times (20 March), exposing how three MEPs were prepared to accept payments in return for tabling amendments.
SpinWatch' research show just how pervasive the presence of Goldman Sachs is in Brussels, although on the surface it is nowhere. But scratch that surface and it is everywhere. It can operate through a dozen or so highly active lobbying groups, it sits on the Commission’s expert groups which have a direct influence on policy
An alliance of transparency campaigners today urged a root and branch overhaul of ethics rules for MEPs, following the revelations published in UK newspaper, the Sunday Times (20 March) exposing how three MEPs were prepared to accept payments in return for tabling amendments in the European Parliament.