EVENT: Towards a breakthrough for lobbying transparency?

Vitor Teixeira
21 October, 2019

13th November, 12:00 – 14:00 (including  lunch)

The Press Club, Brussels

It’s full steam ahead again in Brussels, with a new Commission on the way coming with new commitments and priorities. The Finnish have made lobby transparency one of the goals of their Presidency, the new Commission included the creation of a mandatory lobby register in their work plan and major European parties promised increased transparency during the last European elections. So what comes next?

In this panel discussion, organised in partnership with EPACA, we will hear the views from each of the institutions and how they see the way forward on the creation of a mandatory EU transparency register.

Please see the draft agenda below.

12:00 – 12:40 Networking lunch and registration

12:40 – 12:50 Welcome address 
Michiel van Hulten
Director, Transparency International EU

12:50 – 13:00 Introductory speech
Emily O’Reilly
European Ombudsman

13:00 – 13:50 Panel discussion
Tytti Tuppurainen
Finnish Minister for European Affairs, Council of the European Union

Věra Jourová
Commissioner-designate for Values and Transparency, European Commission

Katarina Barley
Vice-President for Transparency Register, European Parliament

Moderated by James Kanter

13:50 – 14:00 Closing remarks
Isabelle de Vinck

President, European Public Affairs Consultancies Association

This event is at capacity and registration is now closed.

For any questions please contact lpearson@transparency.org


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Vitor Teixeira

Senior Policy Officer - Rule of Law and Civic Space