Proposals for next-step measures to improve the EU lobby transparency register

Publication date: 
mercredi, July 15, 2015
Executive summary / policy recommendations: 

While ALTER-EU and the Full lobby transparency now! campaign remain convinced that a legally-binding EU lobby register is essential to ensure both maximum registrations by EU lobbyists and the best possible quality lobby data, we also recognise that there is the need for immediate measures which can enhance the quality of the register and incentivise the unregistered to sign up in the short-term. In the past, the European Parliament made registration a pre-requisite for gaining an access pass; several years later, the Commission has now banned lobby meetings by unregistered lobbyists with the 300 or so most senior officials and commissioners. It is imperative to now build upon these measures; this document makes some proposals.

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