ALTER-EU took part in a ground-breaking hearing in the European Parliament - initiated by Dennis de Jong MEP (GUE/NGL), co-organised by the EPP, S&D, ALDE and Greens - looking at problems with the European Commission's expert groups.
The code will increase transparency and introduce rules to avoid conflicts of interest. ALTER-EU regrets, however, the lack of measures to stop MEPs moving into lobbying jobs without a cooling-off period, and the weakening of proposed rules regarding gifts that would allow MEPs to accept paid trips to luxury destinations from interest groups.
[T]he Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) launches [...] a major campaign to address the problem of the revolving door between the EU institutions and the lobby industry in Brussels.
Too few checks are being made on ex-Commission officials who move into jobs in the lobby industry, resulting in abuses of power, according to a new report published today (Thursday 24 November) by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU).