ALTER-EU press releases

Parliament blocks expert groups' budget until safeguards against their capture by special interests and increased transparency are introduced

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The Plenary of the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of freezing part of the budget for the European Commission's expert groups until new rules are introduced to provide safeguards against their capture by special interests and to improve transparency.

 

ALTER-EU verdict on the new Code of Conduct for MEPs - Significant steps forward to improve transparency but further measures needed to avoid conflicts of interest

Publication date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU believes that the code of conduct for MEPs that was approved by the Conference of Presidents today is an important step forward to avoid ethics scandals involving MEPs

 

ALTER-EU scorecard on draft Code of Conduct for MEPs - Significant steps forward to improve transparency but further measures needed to avoid conflicts of interest

Publication date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The new draft Code of Conduct for MEPs is an important step forward, but important measures are needed to prevent conflicts of interest.

 

ALTER-EU reaction to the newly launched joint lobby register: “Transparency Register” does not yet live up to its name

Publication date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU reaction to the newly launched joint lobby register: “Transparency Register” does not yet live up to its name

 

Lobby millions missing from the transparency register, say campaigners

Publication date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Millions of euros of lobby spending are missing from the lobby register declarations made by key industry groups, ALTER-EU reveals, on the eve of the launch of the new joint transparency register.

 

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