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Democracy International and the Europe-wide network ALTER-EU are currently making use of an EU consultation to demand strict rules to prevent secret lobbying in the EU. Citizens from all across Europe are kindly requested to follow Democracy International's suggestions for a...
Poster of Clean-Lobbying-Event in Brussels on 3 September 2015
On 3rd September 2015, EU politicians, NGOS and practitioners came together in Brussels on the occasion of a conference to discuss how the EU can increase transparent decision-making. Democracy International’s proposals for an EU transparency law found strong resonance. During...
Sven Giegold, Member of European Parliament and Cora Pfafferott, representing Democracy International
Am 25. August 2015 übergab Democracy International dem Europaabgeordneten Sven Giegold die Ergebnisse einer Online-Umfrage, die Democracy International zum Thema EU-Transparenz durchgeführt hatte. Dabei hatten 1695 Menschen aus ganz Europa ihre Vorschläge unterbreitet, wie...
Sven Giegold, Member of European Parliament and Cora Pfafferott, representing Democracy International
On 25 August 2015, Democracy International handed over to Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament, people’s suggestions for how to end intransparent and unfair lobbying in the EU. 1695 Europeans had expressed their priorities in an online questionnaire that Democracy...
Poster of Clean-Lobbying-Event in Brussels on 3 September 2015
Join the get-together of citizens, politicians and experts to discuss best practices of transparent lobbying in the EU. The event will take place in the European Parliament Brussels on 3rd September 2015. Democracy International will use this occasion to steer into the policy...
Meeting of EU Presidents. Source: European Union 2015, EU Parliament
70 percent of EU citizens believe the EU institutions to be corrupt. With no mandatory lobby register in the EU, financial and corporate lobbyists have unregulated access to influence EU decision-makers. Transparency is a requisite to enable participation in decision-making...
Stop lobby transparency now
113 non-governmental organisations and trade unions, including Democracy International, have urged European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans to take strong and urgent action to create a high-quality and legally binding EU lobby transparency register in a...
A screenshot of the new transparency portal in Hamburg
On 1 October 2014, the German city of Hamburg officially launched a website that allows citizens to openly access the city’s public documents. The new “transparency portal” is the result of transparency legislation that our German partner organisation Mehr Demokratie had...
An old envelope with the heading: Top secret. Photo by Nina M., Flickr
As power derives from the people in a democracy, citizens also should have control over governmental information. On Wednesday, 19 March 2014, our campaigner Daniel Lentfer held a speech in Vienna at the association of Austrian cities (“Österreichischer Städtebund”) in order to...

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