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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The Politics of Overfishing Fish are a renewable resource: if well managed they can provide sustainable benefits to society in the form of food, revenue and jobs. However, around half of assessed EU stocks in the Atlantic and more than 90% …
Posted 26 May 2016 No Comments
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The following statement was made by Daniel Freund from Transparency International EU at a joint European Parliament and European Commission event held on 2 May 2016 on EU Lobbying Transparency. Good afternoon everyone, First I would like to thank the …
Posted 9 May 2016 No Comments
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The term “expert group” evokes images of scientists in white coats with test tubes explaining complex equations to politicians in suits. The reality is quite different. Expert groups are a mix of industry lobbyists, NGOs, trade unions and other practitioners …
Posted 25 Apr 2016 No Comments
The TI-movement is currently implementing an EU-wide project on lobbying.