In Brussels, the political heart of the European Union, extreme corporate influence often distorts the political process, either blocking progress where it is sorely needed or leading to policies t
ALTER-EU's reacts to the collapse of negotiations to deliver mandatory EU lobby transparency.
Update: In December the European Parliament's constitutional affairs committee approved the rules with a majority of 11-10

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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
SpinWatch' research show just how pervasive the presence of Goldman Sachs is in Brussels, although on the surface it is nowhere. But scratch that surface and it is everywhere. It can operate through a dozen or so highly active lobbying groups, it sits on the Commission’s expert groups which have a direct influence on policy
2011/03/21

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