German EU Presidency: Influenced by lobbyists?

By |junij 23rd, 2020|Automotive Industry, Big pharma, EU Council Presidency, Germany, lobby, lobbying, News, Peter Altmaier, pharmaceutical companies, Philipp Amthor, transparency|

Large lobbying associations have a strong influence on the German government and there are concerns that this might impact its EU Council presidency, which starts on 1 July, warned a study conducted by NGOs LobbyControl and Corporate Europe Observatory...

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German EU Presidency: MEPs warn Merkel of company lobbying

By |junij 12th, 2020|Automotive Industry, Companies, EU Council, EU Council Presidency, Germany, lobbying, News, transparency|

An alliance of MEPs is calling on Germany to tighten the rules on transparency and lobbying when it takes over the EU Council Presidency in July. Germany should follow Finland's example and report what happens at the Council meetings, the MEPs say. EUR...

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Kid gloves on financial sector conflict of interest

By |januar 17th, 2020|European Banking Authority, lobbying, News, revolving doors|

The latest case of an EU banking official taking a lobbying job in the financial sector underscores the need to uphold rules to prevent revolving doors, write Luis Garicano and Paul Tang.

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Oil and gas giants spent 250m on EU lobbying since 2014: green groups

By |oktober 24th, 2019|lobbying, News, oil and gas industry|

The five biggest publicly listed oil and gas companies and trade groups representing them spent more than 250 million euros lobbying the European Union to influence climate action since 2010, environmental groups said Thursday (24 October).

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Proper ethics rules can help bridge gap between citizens and Brussels

By |oktober 10th, 2019|EU ethics, lobbying, News, revolving doors, Sylvie Goulard|

Sylvie Goulard’s example illustrates the kind of behaviour which has become unacceptable for European citizens. Europe needs to elevate its conflicts of interest assessment procedure and strictly regulate external activities, writes Manon Aubry.

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Practise what you preach: banks should endorse the sustainability practices they publicly support

By |oktober 7th, 2019|lobbying, News, sustainable finance, transparency, United Nations General Assembly|

Paul Tang questions why bank lobbyists are seeking to delay transparency measures that they have publicly endorsed.

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Voting record of the far-right in EU Parliament contradicts rhetoric – report

By |maj 16th, 2019|Democracy, digital tax, far right, lobbying, News, populism, tax evasion, taxe numérique, workers|

The voting record of 11 far-right parties in the European Parliament demonstrates their affinities with the interests of large corporations and financial institutions, rather than the interests of people they claim to defend. EURACTIV France reports.

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Importance of national media is rising, according to new survey

By |februar 1st, 2019|Business associations, industry associations, lobbying, national media, News, public relations|

Specialised EU affairs media are still the most relevant for Brussels corporations and associations, according to a survey conducted by EURACTIV and EPACA.  The importance of national media is also rising, compared to a 2016 survey.

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Meetings between MEPs and lobbyists to be made public

By |februar 1st, 2019|2019 European elections, lobbying, News, transparency|

A revision of the European Parliament’s rules of procedure, which was adopted on 31 January, increases transparency obligations for meetings between elected officials and lobbies, despite the EPP’s attempts to scupper the amendment. EURACTIV France reports.

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MEPs to decide whether to make lobbying meetings public

By |januar 31st, 2019|2019 European elections, harassment, lobbying, News, Transparency Register|

MEPs are set to decide on Thursday (31 January) whether to make their meetings with lobbyists public. The centre-right has secured a secret ballot on this issue. EURACTIV France reports.

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