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Why is it that the US has been able to legally sanction political fixer Paul Manafort for failure to disclose details of his lobbying for the Kre
"Corporate capture in Europe" examines the extreme and undue influence of big business on European Union (EU) and member state decision-making processes.

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This is the second ALTER-EU newsletter, and like last time, there is a lot to share.
2011/03/04
In this ALTER-EU Newsletter you will find two interesting presentations from organisations that have recently joined our network: the 'Austrian Chamber of Labour' and the French 'Fondation Sciences Citoyennes'. Furthermore there is an overview of our latest news, and links to social media where ALTER-EU campaigners can post updates.
2011/01/13
ALTER-EU welcomes European Parliament President Buzek's letter about reforms following the cash-for-influence scandal, endorsed by the Parliament's leadership yesterday. But, concerns remain about the lack of clear measures announced.
2011/04/01
ALTER-EU has repeated calls for strict new rules and greater transparency following further revelations in a UK newspaper today (27 March) that Spanish MEP Pablo Zalba Bidegain tabled an amendment in the European Parliament in return for promised payments from undercover journalists posing as lobbyists.
2011/03/27
The Alliance for Lobby Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the European Union (ALTER-EU) is deeply concerned about the revelations published in the Sunday Times (20 March), exposing how three MEPs were prepared to accept payments in return for tabling amendments.
2011/03/22

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