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MEPs back mandatory lobby register

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Europarl TV's Forum discusses the need for tougher rules for lobbyists and MEPs following the cash for amendments scandal, with MEPs: Monica Luisa Macovei (EPP), Libor Roucek (S&D), Alyn Smith (Greens - EFA) and Olivier Hoedeman from Corporate Europe Observatory.

 

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New research published today by ALTER-EU shows that too many major lobby organisations, including financial lobbyists the City of London Corporation and Credit Suisse; major corporations such as Electrabel, Anglo American and General Motors; law firms such as Covington & Burling and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; and lobby consultancies, are not listed in the lobby transparency register despite being active in EU lobbying.
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