ALTER-EU press releases

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."

 

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.

 

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