EU commission promises transparency on lobbyists and US trade talks

“The European Commission has announced a new transparency drive, promising that contacts with lobbyists will have to be publicly recorded and that documents relating to a controversial EU-US trade made available to all MEPs.

“I think we have moved from a time where government had an attitude towards the public of ‘trust me’ to a stiuation now where the public says to government ‘show me!’ And we want to show you”, said commission vice-president Frans Timmermans on Wednesday (19 November).”