Update: In December the European Parliament's constitutional affairs committee approved the rules with a majority of 11-10
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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The European Commission's new draft Code of Conduct includes a number of improvements, but fails to effectively tackle the revolving doors problem.
2011/01/14
In November, the College of Commissioners quietly adopted the long-awaited revision of the ‘Horizontal Rules on Expert Groups’. The new rules do not include any safeguards against corporate capture of expert groups, whereas more than 100 of the existing groups are dominated by big business. They also limit the scope for transparency.
2011/01/10
Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration European Commission
2010/12/07
The European Ombudsman has opened an inquiry regarding expert groups transparency and balanced composition
2010/11/04
Letter asking Commissioner Barnier to end the domination of banks, insurance and funds in expert groups advising the Commission on the financial reform
2010/11/02

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