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.
Ethics in EU Institutions, EU Lobbying -
Responsible lobbying is in the interests of society at large, as well as the lobbyist themselves. Regulation can help ensure this, but more important is the buy-in of those who lobby. Below are some pointers to help companies limit the …
Posted 3 Oct 2016 No Comments
EU Integrity System, EU Lobbying, Uncategorized -
Brussels, 28 September 2016 “Timid, cosmetic changes” – Transparency International EU’s verdict on proposed new EU lobbying rules Today, the European Commission published its proposal to revise the EU Transparency Register to make the register mandatory and extend it to …
Posted 28 Sep 2016 No Comments
EU Lobbying -
It is usually one of the first questions that people have about lobbying in Brussels. How many lobbyists are there actually? How much money do they spend? And what exactly are they working on? It is also one of those …
Posted 21 Sep 2016 No Comments
The TI-movement is currently implementing an EU-wide project on lobbying.