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Talk is cheap, it's votes that count. Click on the different issues below to find out how MEPs voted in these important votes on key issues for the Greens (economic, social and environmental policy, democracy and civil liberties among others). Once you have chosen the issue, you can choose to see how a whole political group voted or how MEPs from the same party/group in your country voted.

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Description

Transparency and individual rights

Keeping tabs on lobbyists

The European Commission proposed a 'European Transparency Initiative', with a view to making the activities of lobbyists to the EU institutions more transparent. A key part of the initiative was the setting up of a register for lobbyists and an accompanying 'code of conduct'. Unfortunately, this register is voluntary, so lobbyists are not obliged to register. The European Parliament adopted its report on the initiative in May 2008. While the report supported the idea of a mandatory register for lobbyists in principle, the Greens/EFA group wanted to ensure this change is made without delay. To this end, the group tabled an amendment to ensure a clear timeframe so that the register and code of conduct could enter into force before the elections. Regrettably, this amendment was defeated by a majority of MEPs.

See the list of how all MEPs voted on Roll-call vote 13 in the Stubb/Friedrich report (8th May 2008)

 
Key

Outcome explanation **

Supported the clear and early introduction of a mandatory register for lobbyists
Supported the clear and early introduction of a mandatory register for lobbyists
 
Some MEPs supported the clear and early introduction of a mandatory register for lobbyists, some did not
Some MEPs supported the clear and early introduction of a mandatory register for lobbyists, some did not
 
Had no clear opinion
Had no clear opinion
 
Some MEPs opposed an unequivocal, swift introduction of a mandatory register for lobbyists, some did not
Some MEPs opposed an unequivocal, swift introduction of a mandatory register for lobbyists, some did not
 
Opposed an unequivocal, swift introduction of a mandatory register for lobbyists
Opposed an unequivocal, swift introduction of a mandatory register for lobbyists
 
Not present / Did not vote / No  MEPs match selection
Not present / Did not vote / No MEPs match selection
 

Group name *

Conservative EPP-ED
Socialist PES
Liberals ALDE
Greens/EFA Greens/EFA
Communist GUE/NGL
UEN-right UEN
Eurosceptic Ind-Dem
Non-alligned NI