News from Brussels / Week 19-25 June 2017
Last week, the European Commission proposed new transparency rules for tax advisors, accountants, banks and lawyers. The European Parliament auditioned the Bulgarian commissioner-designate in charge of the digital portfolio Maria Gabriel. The Council extended its sanctions on Russia and reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris Agreement as a response to Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier held his first talks with U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis. The Maltese presidency reached an agreement with the European Parliament to strengthen consumer protection law.
Transparency Register / Lobbying Regulation in the EU
On 28th September 2016, the European Commission submitted a proposal for an „Interinstitutional Agreement on a mandatory Transparency Register“ (IIA). The IIA is to be based on the existing voluntary transparency register of the European Parliament and the Commission from 2014 and to create a robust system ensuring transparent lobbying.
Acting today for tomorrow
Sustainability in corporate strategy
Keynote address by Olaf Koch at the International Travel Trade Show in Berlin, 2017
Responsible Lobbying: We need to take a stand!
Presentation at Quadriga Berlin Summit: Public Affairs Trend Lab, 16 February 2017
Participants from 18 nations all around Europe took part in the Quadriga Berlin Summit: Public Affairs Trend Lab 2017, hosted by Prof. Dr. Mario Voigt.
News from Brussels / Week 12 - 16 December 2016
Last week the EU took one further step towards the abolition of roaming charges. The Parliament revised the rules of procedure and introduced new rules for lobbying. The Council supports the agenda on strengthening European farmers and together all three institutions made a pledge to give special priority to fast-track legislative work.
Responsible lobbying work as a base
Representation of interests in Europe
In its dialogue with political and social stakeholders, METRO acts in accordance with the precepts of responsible lobbying work („responsible lobbying“).