ALTER-EU press releases

New research reveals Commission still puts big business in charge of key advisory groups, despite promising reform to MEPs

Publication date: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

New report shows the Commission is still giving big business privileged access to dominate advice in important areas like data privacy, tax dodging and the eurozone.

 

Transparency coalition launches e-petition to demand a mandatory lobby register

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU has today launched an e-petition to demand MEPs and the Commission commit to introducing a mandatory lobby register for the EU institutions. [1]

 

New report shows urgent need to rescue EU's ineffective lobby register

Publication date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

A few days before the second birth day of the European Commission and European Parliament's joint lobby register, our new report shows that the voluntary register is still failing to get a sufficient share of lobbyists to register. Moreover, the register remains packed with unreliable and incomplete data.

 

Lobby register review: it's now or never for mandatory transparency

Publication date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The review of the Commission and Parliament's Joint Transparency Register) – foreseen to take place two years after its launch – is already underway. ALTER-EU believes this is an unmissable opportunity to make the voluntary lobby register mandatory.

 

EU Ombudsman launches investigation into Commission’s alleged failure to curb conflicts of interest via the revolving door

Publication date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Press release issued by: 
Corporate Europe Observatory, Greenpeace, Lobbycontrol and Spinwatch

The European Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the European Commission's alleged failure to prevent conflicts of interest among staff as a result of the revolving door - where EU staff take up jobs with lobby firms and vice versa.

 

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