Recent ALTER-EU publications and correspondence

E.g., 2022-10-07

New Rules on expert groups fail to prevent capture by business lobbies - setback for transparency

Publication date: 
Monday, January 10, 2011

In November, the College of Commissioners quietly adopted the long-awaited revision of the ‘Horizontal Rules on Expert Groups’. The new rules do not include any safeguards against corporate capture of expert groups, whereas more than 100 of the existing groups are dominated by big business. They also limit the scope for transparency.

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ALTER-EU open letter to Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič regarding former Commissioner Verheugen’s potential conflict of interest

Publication date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Author: 
Paul de Clerck

Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration European Commission

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The European Ombudsman opens an inquiry on Expert Groups

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 4, 2010

The European Ombudsman has opened an inquiry regarding expert groups transparency and balanced composition

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Will Barnier ensure balance in expert advice on financial reform?

Publication date: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Letter asking Commissioner Barnier to end the domination of banks, insurance and funds in expert groups advising the Commission on the financial reform

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ALTER-EU recommendations for the revision of the Code of Conduct for Commissioners

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ALTER-EU recommendations for the revision of the Code of Conduct for Commissioners. Preventing post public-employment conflicts of interest (“the revolving door”).

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