Tomorrow (Tuesday 28th) ALTER-EU will be demonstrating outside the Commission’s Charlemagne building as hundreds of business participants roll up for #EUIndustryDay. Industry has been invited by the Commission to this corporate conference to “help us shape the industrial agenda of tomorrow”.
Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans' launch in March of a consultation to improve the EU lobby register came seven months late. Does it herald a genuine step forward towards improved lobby transparency in Brussels?
As the European Commission launches its public consultation on the future EU lobby transparency regime, the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) makes the following immediate reaction.
A coalition of civil society groups working on lobbying transparency and ethics regulations have called on European Commission Vice President, Frans Timmermans, to wait until the European Parliament and the public have had a chance to comment before introducing new rules on advisory groups, formally known as Expert Groups.