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.
Before the start of the political negotiations on the EU Transparency Register ALTER-EU, Civil Society Europe and TI-EU have written a letter to the three main EU institutions demanding them to deliver an ambitious reform.
VP Jyrki Katainen confirmed he had a lobby meeting with ex-Commission President Barroso who represented investment bank Goldman Sachs International. We ask the European Commission to re-assess Barroso's job.