Commission data reveals lobby transparency loopholes and corporate bias

Publication date: 
Monday, February 20, 2017
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

President Juncker’s policy of proactive transparency still fails to address loopholes in lobbying transparency rules and does not ensure a balanced consultation of stakeholders, new analysis by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) shows.


Reformed ethics rules lack bite

Reformed ethics rules for European Parliamentarians lack bite, and will not do enough to build trust in European institutions, according to transparency campaigners. Reforms to the code of conduct for Members of European Parliament (MEP), voted in today, improve some voluntary transparency measures, but fail to include an explicit ban on controversial second jobs for MEPs in organisations that lobby the European Institutions.

Publication date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016


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