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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The changes to the lobby register announced by Commission will fix some of the weaknesses in the initial design of the register, but fundamental flaws remain. This means that EU citizens are largely left in the dark about the activities of the more than 15,000 Brussels lobbyists, according to the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation.
2009/10/28
ALTER-EU’s critical assessment of a flawed study on regulating EU conflicts of interest.
2008/03/04
ALTER-EU recommendations and benchmarks for a meaningful EU lobbying transparency register.
2008/02/04
ALTER-EU asks Barroso to address conflicts of interest in revision code of conduct for EU Commissioners
2009/11/24

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