Half of all MEPs do not disclose any meeting with lobbies

By , , |May 24th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Regulation of the European Parliament is highly voluntary. Compared to 90 percent of Swedish, Danish or Finnish MEPs who disclose meetings with interest groups, only one out of ten Greek, Polish and Bulgarian MEPs do so.

Meetings on public health between European Commission and lobbies have been booming

By , , |May 24th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Meetings with dozens of assistants and thousands of civil servants fly under the radar of the EU's transparency register. The heads of the pharmaceutical industry, EFPIA is one of the most active lobby groups. In less than a year and a half since the start of the pandemic they have held as many meetings with senior Commission officials as in the last five years.