Lobbying for more transparency

Publication date: 
mercredi, April 25, 2012
Judith Crosbie
Media title: 
The Irish Times

"A growing number of states are adopting registers as a way of cleaning up the image of how policy is formed and what goes on between politicians and interested parties."


Erik Wesselius of Corporate Europe Observatory and Alter-EU, which campaign for greater transparency on lobbying in the EU: “The commission is expecting anybody doing lobbying in Brussels to be on the register,” he says, though he admits there are no repercussions for those who choose not to.