ALTER-EU press releases

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.

 

Don't make the MEP code of conduct a missed opportunity, say transparency campaigners

Publication date: 
Monday, June 20, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

On the eve of a critical meeting of the Buzek working group to discuss new ethics rules for the European Parliament, ALTER-EU and Transparency International issued a joint call for a robust code of conduct for MEPs.

 

Transparency campaigners demand ban on lobby related side jobs for MEPs

Publication date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) will today give evidence to a senior group of MEPs at a hearing(1) in the European Parliament. "A large number of Members of the European Parliament combine their position as an MEP with paid side-jobs that involve lobbying and raise 'conflict of interest' questions."

 

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