ALTER-EU launches its Full lobby transparency now! campaign

Find out about this exciting new campaign to demand lobby transparency in Brussels and across the EU member states.

ALTER-EU has launched its new Full lobby transparency now! campaign to demand:

  • EU legislation for a high-quality, legally-binding lobby register by the end of 2016

  • Greater interest in, and proposals for, new high-quality lobby registers in EU member states

At a high-profile debate in the European Parliament to launch the campaign, Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans renewed the Commission's commitment to a mandatory lobby register but postponed submitting a proposal to the Autumn. Timmermans dismissed the legislative approach advocated by ALTER-EU and the Ombudsman, instead choosing to implement a sanctions-based system for the unregistered and those who submit false information. Olivier Hoedeman from Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), told the Vice-President that the success of a “de facto” mandatory system will require more and wider sanctions.

Right now, you can take action to support ALTER-EU's new campaign by signing our open letter to the Commission.

Read more about the detail of the campaign by checking out ALTER-EU's frequently asked questions and the New and Improved? Why the EU Lobby Register still fails to deliver report.

Read more about lobby transparency in the member states.

Get involved by contacting nicola@alter-eu.org or follow #lobbytransparency on twitter