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Jun 27
2013

Gemeinsames Bekenntnis – An article by Dominik Meier

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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… View Article

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Jun 25
2013

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

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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,… View Article

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Jun 23
2013

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

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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… View Article

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Jun 22
2013

Commissioner defends transparency of lobbying in Brussels

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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 MaroÅ¡ Å efčovič defended the role of lobbying in Brussels. Speaking alongside CEO of lobbying firm Burson Marsteller EMEA Jeremy Galbraith, Å efčovič called lobbying “a legitimate exercise,” going on to… View Article

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Jun 22
2013

Lobbying regulation in Italy: a new law?

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Italy is moving toward a new law for the lobbying regulation, which may include the institution of a mandatory registration process for the Public Affairs professionals. Please, find below a list of related articles published by several Italian websites and newspaper: Verso una nuova regolamentazione dell’attività di lobbying in Italia (Sole 24 Ore, May 28, 2013)… View Article

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Jun 22
2013

Cameron uses lobbying scandal to go to war with the unions

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Daily mail, June 2, 2013 The coalition is to go to war with the trade unions, using reforms in the wake of the lobbying scandal to open up the membership of Labour’s biggest financial backers. Downing Street revealed legislation will be rushed out before the summer recess, creating a new statutory register of lobbyists after… View Article

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Jun 22
2013

Lobbies will have to register to work in Congress

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El Paìs, June 3, 2013 In the upcoming months, the Spanish government hopes to put in place a long-awaited registry of lobby groups whose representatives work to try to convince lawmakers to push through certain legislation. If approved, it will be the first time that lobbies will have to register and log their activities –… View Article

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Jun 22
2013

Principles for Public Affairs professionals

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Preamble Democracy needs the professional representation of interests. The external view and expertise enhances the political decision-making process. The role of Public Affairs professionals to build up links between civil society, economics and politics is not only legitimized as a fundamental principle of pluralist democracy. It fulfils an undeniable, important function within the political, social… View Article

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Jun 22
2013

Press release: 3rd EU Conference of Public Affairs Professionals, Paris, 23-24 May

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The third conference of PACE, the Public affairs community of Europe that gathers the national lobbying associations and Public Affairs professionals of the EU Countries, was held in Paris on May 23th- 24th, hosted by AFCL, the French Association of lobbying consulting. During two days of discussions, the participants shared the experiences of lobbying activities… View Article

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May 03
2013

3rd EU Conference of P.A. Professionals

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 P.A.C.E. –  the Public Affairs Community of Europe – is glad  to announce its 3rd International Meeting, that will take place in Paris, on May  23rd – 24th, 2013,  with the ” 3rd Eu Conference of PA Professionals”. Click here to downloa the Save the date Click here to download the agenda - English Version or French Version… View Article

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