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ALTER-EU verdict on the new Code of Conduct for MEPs - Significant steps forward to improve transparency but further measures needed to avoid conflicts of interest

Publication date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU believes that the code of conduct for MEPs that was approved by the Conference of Presidents today is an important step forward to avoid ethics scandals involving MEPs

 

Cut out conflicts of interest

Publication date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Author: 
Vicky Cann
Media title: 
European Voice

it remains to be seen whether future presidents of the Parliament and the new MEP advisory committee – with whom enforcement of the new code will rest – will be prepared to get tough on fellow MEPs who fail to comply with the spirit and letter of the new rules.

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ALTER-EU scorecard on draft Code of Conduct for MEPs - Significant steps forward to improve transparency but further measures needed to avoid conflicts of interest

Publication date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The new draft Code of Conduct for MEPs is an important step forward, but important measures are needed to prevent conflicts of interest.

 

Don't make the MEP code of conduct a missed opportunity, say transparency campaigners

Publication date: 
Monday, June 20, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

On the eve of a critical meeting of the Buzek working group to discuss new ethics rules for the European Parliament, ALTER-EU and Transparency International issued a joint call for a robust code of conduct for MEPs.

 

European Commission answers to ALTER-EU letter on new code of conduct for EU Commissioners

Publication date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Commission replies to earlier ALTER-EU letter expressing concerns about the shortcomings of the new code of conduct for EU Commissioners.

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Transparency campaigners demand ban on lobby related side jobs for MEPs

Publication date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) will today give evidence to a senior group of MEPs at a hearing(1) in the European Parliament. "A large number of Members of the European Parliament combine their position as an MEP with paid side-jobs that involve lobbying and raise 'conflict of interest' questions."

 

MEPs and second jobs - Time to regulate

Publication date: 
Monday, May 30, 2011
Author: 
CEO, in cooperation with LobbyControl, with additional research of Spinwatch

New research by Corporate Europe Observatory, LobbyControl and Spinwatch (all 3 steering committee members of ALTER-EU) shows that 35 per cent of MEPs from across 13 member states have second jobs or paid outside financial interests.

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