Publication concludes a negotiating process that lasted more than four years. Critics still see many obstacles to the proper public scrutiny of lobbyists’ influence on EU decision making.
Newly agreed interinstitutional joint lobby register is an important step, but the regulation of lobbying does not stop there, Fabio Rotondo argues.
Much-maligned interinstitutional agreement on a mandatory transparency register soon to be published in the Official Journal.
The decision to continue to allow MEPs to interact under the radar with unregistered lobbyists fits into a longstanding pattern of pushback against transparency advances from the parliament’s centrist parties.