The Council has finally agreed to join the negotiations on the reform on the EU Lobby Register but bringing only a disappointing proposal to the table
Extending the “no registration, no meeting” rule from the Commission elite to lower-level officials would at once improve lobby transparency and protect civil servants. But the Commission has been actively avoiding to address this.
If it's autumn in Brussels, it must be time for the annual gathering of commissioners and Big Business! Organised by BusinessEurope, one of Europe's lobbying heavyweights, it’s a shocking example of the cosy relations between EU regulators and those they should be regulating.

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Join with ALTER-EU to demand MEPs vote for tough new rules to ban conflicts of interest and promote full lobby transparency.    
2016/09/06
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2016/08/09
ALTER-EU condemns the move by former Commission President Barroso to become non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International. It illustrates, once again, the need for an overhaul of both the revolving door rules, and the revolving door culture, in Brussels.
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