European Commission’s Public Consultation on a proposal for a mandatory Transparency Register

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The European Commission seeks the views of all interested parties on the performance of the current Transparency Register for organisations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU policy-making and policy implementation and on its future evolution towards a mandatory scheme covering the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission.

This public consultation has a twofold objective: (1) to gather views on the functioning of the current Transparency Register and (2) to receive input for the design of the future mandatory regime of registration announced in President Juncker’s Political Guidelines. The purpose is to assess and understand what has worked well so far, what can be improved and how, in order to ensure that the Register fulfils its full potential as a meaningful tool governing relations between the EU institutions and interest representatives. The results of the public consultation will feed into the preparation of the proposal on a mandatory Register by the Commission.

The period of consultation is from 01/03/2016 to 01/06/2016.

More information about the public consultation can be found here.