It's half-time for Juncker's Team and after taking a closer look at how it has implemented the instruction to “ensure an appropriate balance and representativeness" in their lobby meetings, ALTER-EU has awarded the Commission a yellow card.
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”.
Since our creation in 2005, the Alliance for lobbying transparency and ethics regulation (ALTER-EU) has been at the forefront of campaigns to tackle excessive lobbying influence and conflicts of interest at the European level.
Six months after Juncker’s announcement that his new EU Commission would publish details of all high level meetings, ALTER-EU looks at the evidence to see who’s been meeting whom, and whether lobby meetings are still slipping under the transparency radar
Potential conflicts of interest persist in EU parliament – new research
Potential conflicts of interest continue to plague the European Parliament one year after elections, finds new research released today.