ALTER-EU and a broad coalition of NGOs have shared their concerns about the implementation of the new transparency register of all three institutuions with Commissioner Jourova - and discussed them with her cabinet. Reporting requirements differ a lot depending on what kind of organisation is registering and lobbying expenses are now less transparent than before. Civil society will have to pt pressure on the Commission for quick changes. 
To avert climate breakdown, the vast majority of the fossil fuel industry’s gas, oil, and coal reserves need to stay in the ground.
To avert climate breakdown, the vast majority of the fossil fuel industry’s gas, oil, and coal reserves need to stay in the ground.

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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.
2011/01/10
Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration European Commission
2010/12/07
The European Ombudsman has opened an inquiry regarding expert groups transparency and balanced composition
2010/11/04
Letter asking Commissioner Barnier to end the domination of banks, insurance and funds in expert groups advising the Commission on the financial reform
2010/11/02
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.
2010/11/09

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