mercoledì 28 settembre 2016

European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Questions & Answers: Proposal for an Interinstitutional Agreement on a mandatory Transparency Register

The European Commission is today proposing a mandatory Transparency Register covering all three EU institutions – the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission - delivering on a key transparency commitment of the Juncker Commission.

What has the Commission proposed?

The Commission has proposed a mandatory Transparency Register, based on a new Interinstitutional Agreement (IIA) covering the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the Commission. The proposal aims to strengthen and extend the current scheme which covers only the European Parliament and the Commission.

The proposals will ensure high standards of transparency in all three institutions by moving from a voluntary system to one where registration becomes a precondition for interest representation at EU level, by making certain interactions, in particular meetings with decision-makers in the EU institutions conditional upon prior registration.
The Commission has also proposed a number of changes to strengthen the monitoring and control of the data in the Register, with enhanced human and IT resources and better controls and enforcement of the rules.
The proposal to create a mandatory transparency register covering all three institutions through an IIA was announced in President Juncker's Political Guidelines as one of the Commission's priorities. It was then included in the Commission's Work Programme, and we are now delivering on this commitment. (...)

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