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.
2016 has truly been a year when the Commission's rules and ethics have been tested – and found wanting.
ALTER-EU examines the Commission's recently-published proposal for a revised lobby transparency register and finds that the idea to fundamentally change the definition of lobbying could lead to less, rather than more, lobby transparency in Brussels.

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ALTER-EU re-visits its recent report on the EU lobby register to check out if and how things have improved.        
2015/05/27
'Two steps forward, one step back' for EU lobby transparency is the verdict of transparency campaigners on the quality of the data since the launch of the revised EU lobby transparency register. While some new organisations have signed up and others have improved the quality of their registrations, too many other entries continue to look problematic: confusing, unclear, inconsistent or just down-right dodgy.
Find out how 'new and improved' the EU's lobby transparency register really is, after its three-month update process.
2015/05/27
ALTER-EU urges European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans to take strong and urgent action to create a high-quality and legally-binding EU lobby transparency register in a letter sent to him today, signed by over 100 non-governmental organisations.
2015/05/11
Find out what Frans Timmermans and other speakers said at our European Parliament debate on lobby transparency.
Find out what Frans Timmermans and other speakers said at our European Parliament debate on lobby transparency.
2015/04/28
EU commission vice-president Frans Timmermans has taken a swipe at MEPs who preach transparency but have not implemented the same rules as the commission when it comes to meetings with lobbyists.
2015/04/23

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