ALTER-EU press releases

New MEP code of conduct a step forward: now MEPS must do their homework

Publication date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The code will increase transparency and introduce rules to avoid conflicts of interest. ALTER-EU regrets, however, the lack of measures to stop MEPs moving into lobbying jobs without a cooling-off period, and the weakening of proposed rules regarding gifts that would allow MEPs to accept paid trips to luxury destinations from interest groups.

 

ALTER-EU: block the revolving door between Commission and lobby firms

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Too few checks are being made on ex-Commission officials who move into jobs in the lobby industry, resulting in abuses of power, according to a new report published today (Thursday 24 November) by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU).

 

ALTER-EU welcomes Parliament vote to accept MEP Code of Conduct but regrets weakening of rules around gifts

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Transparency campaigners today welcomed the vote of the European Parliament constitutional affairs committee (AFCO) on the proposed Code of Conduct for MEPs [1], but warned that an important loophole on the definition of gifts risks undermining the core of the proposals.

 

Parliament blocks expert groups' budget until safeguards against their capture by special interests and increased transparency are introduced

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The Plenary of the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of freezing part of the budget for the European Commission's expert groups until new rules are introduced to provide safeguards against their capture by special interests and to improve transparency.

 

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