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Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

MEPs back mandatory lobby register

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Europarl TV's Forum discusses the need for tougher rules for lobbyists and MEPs following the cash for amendments scandal, with MEPs: Monica Luisa Macovei (EPP), Libor Roucek (S&D), Alyn Smith (Greens - EFA) and Olivier Hoedeman from Corporate Europe Observatory.

 

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) today criticised the plenary vote of MEPs to approve the Jean-Claude Juncker Commission.
Attac Austria and Corporate Europe Observatory are today launching new 'wanted posters' about prospective members of the new European Commission, to expose details of their corporate backgrounds or other aspects of their careers which make them unsuitable to act as commissioner and promote the interests of 500 million European citizens.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: European Parliament has overwhelmingly voted to freeze the budget of the European Commission's problematic advisory groups, known formally as Expert Groups, for the second time in four years.
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly voted in favour of freezing the budgets of the Commission's problematic advisory groups, formally known as Expert Groups. Surprisingly, this is the second time in four years that the Parliament has taken such a drastic step, after the Commission failed to tackle corporate domination within these influential groups (see graph below).

Corporate Europe Forum