Submitted by christian on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:37
The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut has ruled that Attorney-Lobbyists’ communications with corporate clients enjoy only limited protection under the Attorney-Client privilege. This decision joins similar rulings from federal courts in New York and Texas.
Submitted by christian on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:58
The EU –Japan negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement were officially launched on 25 March 2013. The negotiations aim at addressing, among others, a number of EU concerns, including non-tariff barriers which European companies encounter in Japan, as well as the further opening of the Japanese public procurement market.
Submitted by christian on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:08
Broadly speaking coalitions include both formal alliances of ‘lobbying together’ as well as informal alliances whereby groups mobilize over the pursuit of some shared goal in the policymaking process. The mobilization of more groups amplifies the resources directed toward a common goal. Coalitions provide a low-cost way for groups to expand their lobbying efforts by sharing advocacy resources, both financial resources directed towards lobbying as well as non-tangible resources such as intelligence and expertise.
Submitted by christian on Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:12
The OECD member countries have adopted a Recommendation with Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying as guidance to decision-makers on how to promote good governance in lobbying. Public officials and lobbyists share responsibility to apply the principles of good governance, in particular transparency and integrity, in order to maintain confidence in public decisions.
1. Do all stakeholders have fair and equitable access to the development and implementation of public policies?
Submitted by christian on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:16
Back in 2012, the TI-Liaison Office to the EU and TI-Secretariat published a Regional Policy Paper that was part of a series published in the framework of TI’s European National Integrity Systems study conducted in 25 European countries with financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Commission Directorate-General for Home Affairs, Norway Grants/EEA Grant and Svenska PostkodStiftelsen.