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V European Report on Public Affairs presented by Burson-Marsteller
Jun28

V European Report on Public Affairs presented by Burson-Marsteller

Italian Minister Gianpiero D’Alia met Robert Mack, President of of Public Affairs european division at  Burson-Marsteller, a leading company for public relations and communications worldwide. On that occasion, the fifth report on lobbying activity in Europe was presented in the presence of more than 600 politicians from 20 european countries and the Bruxelles area. Read the full article by clicking...

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Gemeinsames Bekenntnis – An article by Dominik Meier
Jun27

Gemeinsames Bekenntnis – An article by Dominik Meier

We hereby present you an article by our member Dominik Meier about PACE and Lobbying Regulation. Gemeinsames Bekenntnis. Was ist das Europäische Selbstverständnis der Public-Affairs-Community? In Paris trafen sich Vertreter der Branche, um das herauszufinden. Wohl kaum eine Personalmeldung hat in den vergangenen Wochen für mehr Wirbel gesorgt als diese: Der Staatsminister der Bundeskanzlerin, Eckart von Klaeden (CDU), wechselt Ende...

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Rescue the Register! How to make EU lobby transparency credible and reliable
Jun25

Rescue the Register! How to make EU lobby transparency credible and reliable

Publication date: Thursday, June 20, 2013 Author:  Ester Arauzo, Olivier Hoedeman and Rachel Tansey ALTER-EU report about the European Commission and European Parliament’s ‘Joint Transparency Register’ We have now reached a critical juncture in the debate on lobbying disclosure and reform in Brussels. The European Commission and European Parliament are reviewing their Joint Transparency Register, and considering how...

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OECD Forum on transparency and integrity in lobbying – Paris, June 27-28
Jun23

OECD Forum on transparency and integrity in lobbying – Paris, June 27-28

The OECD Forum on transparency and integrity in lobbying will take place on June 27-28 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. Participants will be representatives from the private sector and civil society to discuss lessons learned from firsthand experiences in designing and implementing rules and guidelines on lobbying. For more information, you can visit the OECD website and download the...

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Commissioner defends transparency of lobbying in Brussels
Jun22

Commissioner defends transparency of lobbying in Brussels

New Europe, June 5, 2013 At an event at the Brussels Press Club heralding the release of the fifthGuide to Effective Lobbying in Europe, EU commissioner Maroš Šefčovič defended the role of lobbying in Brussels. Speaking alongside CEO of lobbying firm Burson Marsteller EMEA Jeremy Galbraith, Šefčovič called lobbying “a legitimate exercise,” going on to later say that it was “part of the political game” and that the common perception of...

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