Review of the European Transparency Register

18-06-2013

The joint European Transparency Register, which came into effect in June 2011, builds on experience gained with the previous Parliament and Commission registers. The Register is designed as a “one-stop-shop” for interest representatives and an unofficial directory of "lobby contacts" with the EU institutions. By June 2013, around 5 700 organisations, mostly based in Brussels, had registered. The inter-institutional agreement which established the Register included a review clause; a process which will start in June 2013. EP Vice-President Wieland and Commission Vice-President Šefčovič will take part in an inter-institutional working group. On 10 June the EP's Bureau decided how to proceed.

The joint European Transparency Register, which came into effect in June 2011, builds on experience gained with the previous Parliament and Commission registers. The Register is designed as a “one-stop-shop” for interest representatives and an unofficial directory of "lobby contacts" with the EU institutions. By June 2013, around 5 700 organisations, mostly based in Brussels, had registered. The inter-institutional agreement which established the Register included a review clause; a process which will start in June 2013. EP Vice-President Wieland and Commission Vice-President Šefčovič will take part in an inter-institutional working group. On 10 June the EP's Bureau decided how to proceed.