ALTER-EU press releases

'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.

 

European drug regulator challenged over revolving door case involving former Director

Publication date: 
Friday, February 25, 2011
Press release issued by: 
ALTER-EU, HAI, ISDB

Public health and transparency campaigners have sent a joint letter to the European Commission challenging the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) decision to allow its former Executive Director, Thomas Lönngren, to take up an advisory role within the private pharmaceutical sector just weeks after leaving his position with the regulatory agency.

 

50,000 demand tougher code of conduct for Ex-Commissioners going through the revolving door

Publication date: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

More than 50,000 people signed an online Avaaz petition urging the EU Commission to close the revolving doors for ex-Commissioners who move on to lucrative private sector lobby jobs after they step down.

 

Revolving door scandal - call for three-year cooling off period

Publication date: 
Monday, September 27, 2010
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

New documents obtained by ALTER-EU reveal the inadequate checks carried out by the Commission when former Commissioners take employment in the private sector. ALTER-EU calls for an urgent overhaul of the rules with a three-year cooling off period for ex-Commissioners

 

Transparency still out of sight on lobby register’s second anniversary

Publication date: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

On the second anniversary of the European Commission lobby register, many lobby groups based in Brussels still refuse to sign up. The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU (ALTER-EU) released a press release urging for more transparency.

 

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