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Transparency Register

The Joint Transparency Register Secretariat aims to raise awareness about the register for organisations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU policy-making and policy implementation run jointly by the European Parliament and the European Commission
Transparency Register has written 5 posts for European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

EU Transparency Register: bridging the North Atlantic divide

Written by Marie Thiel and Elisabeth Bauer, with Piotr Pielucha The beginning of October marked an historical moment for the EU Transparency Register, with a symbolic ten-thousandth entry recorded on 5 October 2016. Due to the continuing high influx of new registrations, another significant moment came about, this time however on a much more global … Continue reading

EU Lobbying Transparency Public Debate – ‘Have Your Say!’

Written by Lisa Bauer and Marie Thiel, To hear the views of all interested parties on the performance of the current joint Transparency Register for interest groups and its possible evolution towards a mandatory scheme, Parliament Vice-President Sylvie Guillaume and Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans together hosted a conference on Monday 2 May 2016. This is … Continue reading

Nothing to hide: the EU Transparency Register

Written by Elisabeth Bauer and Marie Thiel, Decisions taken by the EU affect millions of European citizens. These decisions must be taken as openly as possible. At the same time, the EU institutions interact with a wide range of groups and organisations representing specific interests. This is a legitimate and necessary part of the decision-making … Continue reading

EU Transparency Register

Written by Marie Thiel and Elisabeth Bauer, [Updated 26 April 2016] Widespread lobbying in the EU institutions has led to criticism regarding the transparency and accountability of the EU’s decision-making process. In response to these concerns, the Parliament set up its transparency register in 1995, followed by the Commission in 2008. The two institutions merged … Continue reading

The EU Transparency Register

Written by Elisabeth Bauer and Marie Thiel, Widespread lobbying in the EU institutions has led to criticism regarding the transparency and accountability of the EU’s decision-making process. In response to these concerns, the Parliament and Commission set up the EU Transparency Register. This public database contains entries representing over 75% of the Brussels ‘lobby community’ and … Continue reading

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