Lobbying activities at the EU level need to be made more transparent. An estimated 3000 lobbying entities have an office in Brussels and target European institutions to influence legislation, so it is crucial for transparent EU decision-making that their goals and methods are made clear.
A mandatory joint register for the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Ministers, in which every EU lobbyist has to register, is the best means to prevent undue influence and to strengthen EU citizens’ trust in European institutions.
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Today, organisations representing a large cross-section of lobbyists called for strong reform of the EU’s lobby register. The joint letter, initiated by Transparency International EU, calls for mandatory rules for all lobbyists and demands greater transparency around who EU officials …
Posted 6 Jun 2016 No Comments
The TI-movement is currently implementing an EU-wide project on lobbying.