The petition was handed over to Martin Ehrenhauser MEP, a member of the EU Transparency Register working group, just before the working group met to make important decisions regarding the regulation of the powerful Brussels lobby industry.
Olivier Hoedeman of Corporate Europe Observatory, who presented the petition on behalf of the ALTER-EU coalition, said: “Right now, many lobbyists boycott the voluntary EU lobby register. They include some of the world's biggest corporations as well as virtually all law firms that lobby on behalf of industry clients. These lobbyists benefit from lobbying in the dark. Enough is enough – it's time for a mandatory lobby register".
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