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Open letter to DG AGRI Commissioner Cioloș

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On Friday 24 January, a group on agricultural groups and NGOs sent an open letter to DG Agriculture and Rural Affairs Commissioner, Dacian Cioloş, regarding the proposed reforms to the DG's advisory groups and the threat posed to them by the agribusiness lobby.


Compared to other DGs, AGRI was traditionally a particularly bad offender. Of the 30 advisory groups created by a 2004 Decision, which AGRI has promised to reform, 80 per cent of the members come from large farming organisations and the food industry (e.g. supermarkets, commodity traders etc.).

A new report released today by ALTER-EU, AK EUROPA and ÖGB Europabüro

This film presents some of the dangers of the investor rights within the proposed EU-US trade deal. We need to stop this corporate attack on our democracy and policies to protect the public interest.

Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Strongly-worded resolution first shot in battle with Commission over weak voluntary register.

The report approv

CEO, as part of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU), has launched a campaign asking election candidates to take a pledge: “to stand up for citizens and democracy against the

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