Stronger ethics regulation

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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Transparency campaigners launch ethics reform proposals and guide for MEPs

Publication date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Four years after the 'cash-for-amendments' scandal, the European Parliament needs a stronger Code of Conduct for MEPs to avoid new lobbying scandals.

 

How to stop the next lobby scandal before it happens

How to stop the next lobby scandal before it happens
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Tue, 2015-03-31 18:00

Debate and launch of ALTER-EU policy recommendations for a strengthened MEP Code of Conduct, plus presentation of “Navigating the lobby labyrinth: A guide to transparency and ethics for MEPs”

The recent 'cash for access' scandal in the UK has highlighted the need for improvements to codes of conduct for elected representatives to restore public confidence in parliamentary democracy.

Four years after the 2011 'cash for amendments' scandal in the European Parliament, and three years after the adoption of Code of Conduct for MEPs, it is time for a review of the rules for MEPs to ensure that conflicts of interest and undue influence are avoided.

 

MEPs write to Juncker about commissioners and the revolving door

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Twenty five MEPs, led by Dennis De Jong and including MEPs from five political groups, have urgently written to President Juncker demanding tougher revolving door rules for departing commissioners.

European Ombudsman demands far-reaching changes to Commission's handling of revolving door cases

Publication date: 
Monday, September 22, 2014
Press release issued by: 
Corporate Europe Observatory, Greenpeace EU Unit, Friends of the Earth Europe, Lobbycontrol and Spinwatch

Today ALTER-EU Steering Committee members Corporate Europe Observatory, Greenpeace EU Unit, Friends of the Earth Europe, Lobbycontrol and Spinwatch published a press release in response to the ruling of the European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly regarding revolving door cases at the European Commission.

 

Introductory letter introducing our concerns about ethics regulation and requesting a face to face meeting with members of the new advisory committee on the conduct of members

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Members of the advisory committee have an important role to promote the good application of the code of conduct, by providing individual MEPs with advice on interpretation of the rules, including the declaration of their outside financial interests.

 

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Introductory letter introducing our concerns requesting face to face meeting with members of the new advisory committee on the conduct of members

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Members of the advisory committee have an important role to promote the good application of the code of conduct, by providing individual MEPs with advice on interpretation of the rules, including the declaration of their outside financial interests.

 

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