Recent ALTER-EU publications and correspondence

E.g., 2019-06-25

How to improve troubled 'Expert Groups

Publication date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Author: 
ALTER-EU, BirdLife International, European Environmental Bureau, Transparency International

It's make or break time for the European Commission's advisory groups, known formally as Expert Groups. Vice President Frans Timmerman plans to bring out new horizontal rules to make the groups more balanced and more accountable, but will he listen to the concerns of the public?

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Give the Commission your views on EU lobbying!

Publication date: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The European Commission is consulting on lobby transparency until 31 May 2016. Make sure you tell them what you think; this ALTER-EU template provides some food for thought.

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National representations in Brussels: open for corporate lobbyists

Publication date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Corporate lobbyists enjoy widespread access to member state representations according to the first ever study on lobbying activities at national government offices in Brussels.

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Public interest groups demand consultation on weak new rules for EU advisory groups

Publication date: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A coalition of civil society groups working on lobbying transparency and ethics regulations have called on European Commission Vice President, Frans Timmermans, to wait until the European Parliament and the public have had a chance to comment before introducing new rules on advisory groups, formally known as Expert Groups.

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