at 23 Jun 2018 16:51
-> we need MANDATORY registration + a mechanism of sanctions if someone (EU attached or lobbyist) breaks the rules.
New petition description: Citizens of the European Union expect EU decision making to be as open as possible. Following this thought, why do we not have a
mandatory transparency register yet?
In order to make lobbying more transparent and to relieve the mistrust against professional lobbyists I call for an implementation of a mandatory registration of every lobby organisation.
Not only does this help serious, professional lobbyists clear their image but also prevents shady lobbying strategies from interfering in European politics.
A strong democracy like the European Union profits from a landscape of diverse interests and therefore has to provide sufficient mechanisms of transparency. Read about action taken by the Commission: europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-3182_en.htm
Neue Begründung: A
mandatory transparency register is not harming lobbyists operating in a professional manner. In the EU lobbying is needed in order to provide expertise in certain fields. Thus, everybody profits from a mandatory transparency register.