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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Correspondence with the Commission on Expert Groups 2008 - 2009
2009/03/09
Complaint about the lack of transparency and balance of expert groups and the Commission's response
2009/10/23
Survey highlights failure of voluntary approach; EU officials and MEPs urged not to meet with unregistered lobbyists.
2010/03/11
Survey on the registration of EU lobbying consultancies in the European Commission’s Register of Interest Representatives highlights failure of voluntary approach. Almost two years after the European Commission launched the register, sixty per cent of EU lobbying consultancies are still not registered.
2010/03/11
The vast majority of financial ‘experts’ advising the European Commission represent the banks and investors responsible for the global economic crisis, according to a new report published today by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER EU).
2009/11/05

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