"Corporate capture in Europe" examines the extreme and undue influence of big business on European Union (EU) and member state decision-making processes.
What happens if in the Transparency Register a company declares a much lower budget than it actually spends on lobbying? It will be punished for mis-leading...right?
ALTER-EU's reaction to the final ruling of the European Ombudsman regarding the European Commission's handling of former President Barroso's employment at Goldman Sachs.

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Following the high-level appointment of former European Commission President Barroso to Goldman Sachs, an alliance of pro-transparency NGOs has launched a citizens’ petition demanding stricter rules for ex-EU commissioners’ revolving door moves.
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.
Why are some high level meetings with the Commission still kept secret and what will Timmermans do to force lobbying law firms to join the transparency register?
2016/06/29
Too many law firms in Brussels are absent from the EU lobby transparency register while clearly running EU lobbying services, says a new analysis by ALTER-EU.
2016/05/31
Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans' launch in March of a consultation to improve the EU lobby register came seven months late. Does it herald a genuine step forward towards improved lobby transparency in Brussels?
2016/04/18

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