Recent ALTER-EU publications and correspondence

E.g., 2024-07-16

Ombudsman recommends Commission does more to tackle dominance of business interests within its expert groups

Publication date: 
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Author: 
ALTER-EU

The European Ombudsman today produced recommendations for the European Commission on how to tackle the dominance of business interests within its expert groups, following a three year investigation.

 
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Review of revolving door rules in the Staff Regulations

Publication date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Author: 
ALTER-EU

The provisions on conflicts of interest, including from post-employment activities (Art. 11, 12 and 16) in the European Commission's Staff Regulations do not go far enough in preventing the risk of actual or apparent conflicts of interest that arise through the revolving door – when public officials leave office and go to work in private sector lobby jobs.

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Rescue the Register! How to make EU lobby transparency credible and reliable

Publication date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2013

The European Union is reviewing its Transparency Register, and considering how best to secure lobbying transparency at EU level. All the signs emerging from the Commission are that they would prefer to retain their voluntary and 'light touch' approach to lobbying regulation. This reports proofs why this is unsustainable.

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EU Treaties provide legal base for mandatory lobby register

Publication date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Author: 
ALTER-EU (The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU), AK EUROPA (Arbeiterkammer), and ÖGB Europabüro

Over the next months, the European Commission and Parliament will review their voluntary joint Transparency Register that entered into force June 2011. The register continues to have a large number of shortcomings, due to its voluntary nature. According to Professor Markus Krajewski the new EU Treaties provide a legal base for a mandatory lobby register.

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