Madrid, 26 September 2016 – The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) has published a recap briefing for journalists about the limitations to the current EU lobby transparency register regime, in preparation for the expected proposal on a new register following a College of Commissioners meeting on 28 September.

The briefing by ALTER-EU, of which Access Info Europe is a steering committee member, addresses questions such as will the new register be “mandatory” in reality? Will the Commission get to grips with the current lobby register’s problem with dodgy data? And what is the added value of bringing the Council into the EU’s transparency regime?

The briefing contains analyses, examples and ALTER-EU quotes, as well as media contacts for follow up. ALTER-EU will also provide a media reaction on the day of the announcement.

ALTER EU has also published a briefing for MEPs that outlines the six priorities for a revised lobby register, and the rationale behind these.

The media briefing ‘Busting the spin on lobby transparency’ can be found here: alt

The briefing for MEPs ‘The EU transparency register: now or never’ can be found here: alt

For more information please contact:

Andreas Pavlou| Access Info Europe
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