SAVE THE DATE – December 9 – Debate: “The issue of transparency within the EU institutions decision making-process: a revived tug-of-war or a new level playing field?”

We are delighted to invite you to the debate organised by PubAffairs Bruxelles which will be held on the 9th of December at 19.00 at the premises of Science14 Atrium, rue de la Science, 14-b, Brussels. The debate will concern the issue of transparency within the EU decision-making process. Although speakers and event details will be announced in the coming days, we are posting this event now to make sure you save the date.


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About the debate

In the political guidelines released after the appointment as President-elect of the European Commission, Mr Juncker, among other important priorities, committed himself and the incoming European Commission to the enhancement of transparency within the EU institutions’ law-making process. Under the principle of the citizens’ right to be aware of how EU institutions officials engage with stakeholders and lobbyists while making decisions and by pledging that the EU Commission would lead by example, the European Commission President proposed a second inter-institutional agreement between the Parliament and Council in order to “create a mandatory lobby register covering all three institutions”. The same commitments were reiterated during the audition of vice-President Timmermans who is entrusted with coordinating the action of the College of Commissioners on the matter of “better regulation”. Mr Timmermans also affirmed the necessity for dissecting and streamlining bureaucracy, as well as for introducing a mandatory register for lobbyists across EU institutions.