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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ALTER-EU recommendations for the revision of the Code of Conduct for Commissioners. Preventing post public-employment conflicts of interest (“the revolving door”).
2010/10/20
New documents obtained by ALTER-EU reveal the inadequate checks carried out by the Commission when former Commissioners take employment in the private sector. ALTER-EU calls for an urgent overhaul of the rules with a three-year cooling off period for ex-Commissioners
2010/09/27
ALTER-EU's ten priority reform proposals towards ending corporate lobbying privileges and secrecy that the Commission and Parliament should take up in the coming years.
2010/06/01
On the second anniversary of the European Commission lobby register, many lobby groups based in Brussels still refuse to sign up. The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU (ALTER-EU) released a press release urging for more transparency.
2010/06/23

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