The European Parliament must do more to improve lobby transparency, 100 civil society organisations urged in an open letter published today.
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”.
New analysis by ALTER-EU shows that when it comes to lobby transparency and preventing privileged access by big business lobbyists, the Juncker Commission still has a long way to go.

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Research by ALTER-EU member groups Corporate Europe Observatory, Access Info Europe and Friends of the Earth Europe shows that well over 90 per cent of meetings between DG FISMA (the Commission's department for financial regulation) officials not covered by transparency rules and lobbyists are with the corporate sector.
2015/12/17
Like many, ALTER-EU was shocked by the recent Dieselgate emissions scandal and the revelation that just one in ten new diesel cars are achieving statutory limits on the road.
The recent VW scandal makes it very clear that we need a fundamental re-think about the way in which European institutions, especially the Commission, engage with the car industry and corporate lobby interests.
2015/11/12
Is the Commission publishing all lobby meetings held by high level officials?  ALTER-EU writes to Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans to find out. 
2015/11/04
 
After ALTER-EU submitted five complaints to the EU lobby register secretariat, we explain why we are disappointed with the reply.
2015/11/05
Flimsy excuses led to a half-hearted revision of the EU lobby transparency register in 2013. Soon the reform process will get a second chance and it is high time we reflect upon what went wrong last time so that we can learn from the mistakes, writes Martin Ehrenhauser, former MEP and a member of the 2013 high-level working group on the revision of the Transparency Register.
2015/10/12

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