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Lobbying of MEPs to become less secretive

The European Parliament is opening up to greater scrutiny of lobbying activities, but a high-ranking commissioner has reportedly said it must go further.

Rule changes agreed by the Parliament on 31 January mean that its committee chairs and all MEPs leading on or shadowing legislation will be required to publish details of all meetings with registered lobbyists, starting from 11 February.

Other MEPs are being “encouraged” to comply, the Parliament announced. “These updated rules will help make the Parliament more open, transparent, and accountable to citizens,” said the lead MEP on the file, Richard Corbett, a social-democratic member from the UK.

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