31 March 2015, 6pm-8pm
Room ASP 3H-1, European Parliament, Brussels
ALTER-EU organised a conference to present “Navigating the lobby labyrinth: A guide to transparency and ethics for MEPs” and to debate and launch policy recommendations for a strengthened MEP Code of Conduct.
The recent ‘cash for access’ scandal in the UK has highlighted the need for improvements to ethics rules for elected representatives to restore public confidence in parliamentary democracy. Four years after the 2011 ‘cash for amendments’ scandal in the European Parliament, and three years after the adoption of the Code of Conduct for MEPs, it is time for a review of the rules for MEPs to ensure that conflicts of interest and undue influence are avoided.
Nessa Childers MEP, Jerzy Buzek MEP (tbc), Richard Corbett MEP, Sven Giegold MEP, Paul de Clerck (ALTER-EU), Nina Katzemich (ALTER EU), Nikolaj Nielsen (EUobserver).