Stronger ethics regulation

Media Advisory: Wednesday 12 Oct: After Barroso scandal, petition hand-in outside Berlaymont

Publication date: 
Monday, October 10, 2016
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Activists dressed as former Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and former commissioners Karel de Gucht and Neelie Kroes, wearing jumpsuits emblazoned with the logos of their new roles, joined by a crowd with a banner calling for urgent reform of the revolving doors rules.

 

Commission announcement on Barroso needs to be beginning of revolving doors action

Publication date: 
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU welcomes the news that the Juncker Commission will refer, to its ad hoc ethical committee, former Commission President Barroso's move to become chairman of Goldman Sachs International.

 

55,000 sign petition as campaigners fight for transparency in EU lobbying

Publication date: 
Monday, August 15, 2016
Author: 
Nathanael Williams @RobertJSomynne
Media title: 
Commonspace

Barroso’s Goldman Sachs chairmanship sparks campaign for greater transparency among MEPs and EU institutions 

A PETITION calling for action on the lobbying activities of EU officials has gained 55,000 signatures in a bid to pressure for transparency on a “revolving door” culture in the European Union.

NGOs launch petition for tougher rules to block ex-commissioners’ revolving door

Publication date: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Following the high-level appointment of former European Commission President Barroso to Goldman Sachs, an alliance of pro-transparency NGOs has launched a citizens’ petition demanding stricter rules for ex-EU commissioners’ revolving door moves.

 

Whose representatives? MEPs on the industry payroll

Publication date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Author: 
Joint press release by ALTER-EU Steering Committee members Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) and Lobbycontrol

Potential conflicts of interest persist in EU parliament – new research

Potential conflicts of interest continue to plague the European Parliament one year after elections, finds new research released today.

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Navigating the lobby labyrinth: A guide to transparency and ethics for MEPs

Publication date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This guide offers practical advice for MEPs on how to navigate the Brussels bubble while maintaining their independence and integrity, especially when it comes to contacts with lobbyists.

 

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Ten policy recommendations for a strengthened MEP Code of Conduct

Publication date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A ten-point set of policy recommendations for a strengthened MEP Code of Conduct. A key demand is a ban on MEPs holding side jobs with companies or groups that are involved in EU lobbying.

 

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