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 responds to new lobby register proposal announced today by Commission Vice President Timmermans.
2016/09/28
At the end of September, the European Commission will announce its proposal for a mandatory lobby transparency register, but what does "mandatory" mean in practice?
2016/09/26
The Commission will shortly publish its proposal for a reformed (and “mandatory”) lobby transparency register. This ALTER-EU policy briefing for MEPs outlines our 6 priorities for a revised lobby register, and the rationale behind these.
2016/09/19
ALTER-EU welcomes the news that the Juncker Commission will refer, to its ad hoc ethical committee, former Commission President Barroso's move to become chairman of Goldman Sachs International.
2016/09/11
Join with ALTER-EU to demand MEPs vote for tough new rules to ban conflicts of interest and promote full lobby transparency.    
2016/09/06

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