ALTER-EU press releases

MEPs vote to support mandatory lobby transparency register - ALTER-EU urges swift implementation

Publication date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The new lobby transparency register agreed today is a small step forward, ALTER-EU said today, but further steps are needed to make the new register effective and reliable.

 

European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) renews support for ALTER-EU: Stop corruption and make lobby more transparent!

Publication date: 
Monday, May 2, 2011
Press release issued by: 
European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU)

EPSU, Europe’s 8 million strong public service trade union federation, has renewed its commitment to the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation and its 10 key demands.

 

ALTER-EU: Task force must ban MEPs from taking industry jobs on the side

Publication date: 
Monday, April 11, 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) has today written to the ten members of the European Parliament's new working group on ethics and transparency reforms following the ‘cash-for-influence’ scandal.

 

Another MEP exposed in 'cash for laws'-scandal; ALTER-EU urges strict new rules

Publication date: 
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU has repeated calls for strict new rules and greater transparency following further revelations in a UK newspaper today (27 March) that Spanish MEP Pablo Zalba Bidegain tabled an amendment in the European Parliament in return for promised payments from undercover journalists posing as lobbyists.

 

'Cash for laws'-scandal: ALTER-EU calls for stricter ethics rules for MEPs and a mandatory lobby register (EN/FR)

Publication date: 
Monday, March 21, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

An alliance of transparency campaigners today urged a root and branch overhaul of ethics rules for MEPs, following the revelations published in UK newspaper, the Sunday Times (20 March) exposing how three MEPs were prepared to accept payments in return for tabling amendments in the European Parliament.

 

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