Tuesday 14 July 2009

Brussels Sunshine: More effort needed for the Commission's lobby register

From a freshly published article by Brussels Sunshine on the currently ongoing review of the Commission's lobby register:
"[T]he Commission’s job is to make whatever changes necessary to ensure the transparency register fulfils its goals: securing visibility around who lobbies EU decision-makers, on whose behalf and with what financial means. Aiming for "the middle ground" between the positions of different lobby groups will not result in a quality outcome. Instead it leads to a lowest common denominator approach that effectively gives the anti-transparency lobbyists victory."
I totally agree!