Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Financial year: 01/01/2019 - 01/12/2019

Lobbyists declared: 1.75 FTE (7)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 0

Meetings with European Commission: 1

Lobbying costs over the years:


Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

2694372574-63 (First registered: 29 Oct 2008)

Goals / Remit

The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) is a coalition of over 200 civil society groups and trade unions concerned with the increasing influence exerted by corporate lobbyists on the political agenda in Europe. This can result in the loss of democracy in EU decision-making and the postponement, weakening, or rejection of urgently needed progress on social, environmental and consumer-protection reforms.

ALTER-EU is committed to transparency about EU interest representation. ALTER-EU believes that this register fails basic transparency standards and that it does not provide EU lobbying transparency. When registering, we have therefore chosen to give all relevant information that we consider necessary for lobbying transparency.

A credible EU lobbying transparency register should include names of individual lobbyists and the issues that they try to influence, provide precise and comparable financial information on lobbying, and have effective sanctions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information disclosed.

Our registration is based on the guidelines for transparent registration developed by the Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU. Find the guidelines on

The full list of ALTER-EU members is available here:

The work of ALTER-EU is supported by the ALTER-EU asbl, an organisation with legal not for profit status registered under Belgian law which provides administrative support to allow the coalition to organise its activities.


The main objective of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU is to promote transparency of the EU decision-making process and effective ethics regulations for EU decision-makers. Issues covered in 2019-20: - EU Transparency Register, its implementation and ongoing review through Inter-institutional Agreements the Commission, the Parliament and the Council - Commission Work Programmes for 2019 and 2020, including the establishment of a mandatory transparency register for interest representatives - Ongoing implementation of the 2017 Code of Conduct for Members of the European Parliament with respect to financial interests and conflicts of interest - Ongoing implementation of 2014 European staff regulations - Ongoing implementation of the 2018 Code of Conduct for Commissioners - Ongoing review and updating of Rules of Procedure for Expert Groups - European Parliament's working group: Revisiting the Rules of Procedure - Transparency and accountability of the European Council, Council and Permanent Representations - Corporate capture of EU institutions and decision making in Europe, including in the areas of: climate (Fossil free politics) finance, trade, gas industry, tax, phamaceuticals, data privacy, arms, car industry - The confirmation process for the Von der Leyen Commission - European Parliamentary elections (via a Spitzenkandidaten survey and a Guide to Transparency and Ethics for MEPs)


Head office:
Rue d'Edimbourg, 26
Brussels 1050,

Tel: 32 28931062