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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Following our launch of the ALTER-EU football cards revealing the Juncker Commissioners with the worst levels of corporate bias in terms of their lobby meetings, we have presented the week's social media activity in this Storify story.  
Since we started building our network in 2005, ALTER-EU has been criticising the privileged access that big business interests enjoy to the Commission – and its resulting impact on decision-making.
It's half-time for Juncker's Team and after taking a closer look at how it has implemented the instruction to “ensure an appropriate balance and representativeness" in their lobby meetings, ALTER-EU has awarded the Commission a yellow card.
2017/04/27
 “… Members of the Commission should seek to ensure an appropriate balance and representativeness in the stakeholders they meet.”
It's half-time for the Juncker Commission and ALTER-EU has analysed the progress made towards ensuring “an appropriate balance and representativeness in the stakeholders" commissioners meet. In ALTER-EU's view, at least 12 commissioners deserve a yellow card.
2017/04/23
The European Parliament must do more to improve lobby transparency, 100 civil society organisations urged in an open letter published today.
2017/03/16
Last Tuesday the European Commission hosted what it called the first #EUIndustryDay ever. But at ALTER-EU we see it as part of the excessive intimacy between the Commission and big business, which make every day at the Commission #EUIndustryDay.

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