ALTER-EU press releases

EU Ombudsman launches investigation into Commission’s alleged failure to curb conflicts of interest via the revolving door

Publication date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Press release issued by: 
Corporate Europe Observatory, Greenpeace, Lobbycontrol and Spinwatch

The European Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the European Commission's alleged failure to prevent conflicts of interest among staff as a result of the revolving door - where EU staff take up jobs with lobby firms and vice versa.

 

Industry experts dominate key areas of policy making: new research finds 2/3 of DG Enterprise’s advisory groups corporate-dominated

Publication date: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

New report examines the composition of DG Enterprise and Industry expert groups. Among its findings, the shocking conclusion that there are 482 corporate lobbyists versus only 11 union representatives.

 

Lobbyists register failing to improve transparency, new report shows

Publication date: 
Monday, June 25, 2012
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The EU Transparency Register, jointly launched by the European Commission and the Parliament a year ago, fails to give a full and accurate picture of lobbying activities in Brussels.

 

One year on from MEP scandal: Parliament must be strict on implementation of ethics code to avoid new scandals

Publication date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

One year after the ‘cash-for-amendments’ scandal, ALTER-EU warns that the new ethical code introduced does not include all the safeguards necessary to prevent another ‘lobbygate’.

 

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