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Press release: side jobs of MEPs raise ethics concerns

Our full report is available here. Members of the European Parliament have earned a total of at least €18 million – and possibly as much as €41 million – from side jobs since they were elected in 2014, according to new research by...
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The EU is vulnerable to secret lobbying

Next Monday marks the first political exchange between Commission, Parliament and Council on a new lobby register.While all EU institutions have voiced their strong support for more transparency, the Parliament and Council must move far beyond their...
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“The Council is a black box”

It’s good to see that others are finally calling the Council of the European Union for what it is: a black box of decision making. Citizens are mostly left in the dark on what positions their national governments are taking, supposedly in their...