ALTER-EU press releases

Industry experts dominate key areas of policy making: new research finds 2/3 of DG Enterprise’s advisory groups corporate-dominated

Publication date: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

New report examines the composition of DG Enterprise and Industry expert groups. Among its findings, the shocking conclusion that there are 482 corporate lobbyists versus only 11 union representatives.

 

Lobbyists register failing to improve transparency, new report shows

Publication date: 
Monday, June 25, 2012
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The EU Transparency Register, jointly launched by the European Commission and the Parliament a year ago, fails to give a full and accurate picture of lobbying activities in Brussels.

 

One year on from MEP scandal: Parliament must be strict on implementation of ethics code to avoid new scandals

Publication date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

One year after the ‘cash-for-amendments’ scandal, ALTER-EU warns that the new ethical code introduced does not include all the safeguards necessary to prevent another ‘lobbygate’.

 

European Ombudsman demands EFSA admits failure on revolving door

Publication date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Press release issued by: 
Testbiotech

The European Ombudsman has ruled in favour of Testbiotech's complaint against the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) regarding its approach to the 'revolving door'. The case concerns EFSA's former senior staff member, Dr Suzy Renckens, who also featured in ALTER-EU's recent report.

 

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