With only four votes margin, the 380 when it was required 376, the members of the european Parliament voted to become more transparent. When, in the future, booking meetings with lobbyists, they must declare it publicly.
Moderaten Anna Maria Corazza Bildt is happy with the decision.
" I see no problem to publish what I see. I have already done it and will continue with it, " she says.
as gone through in parliament, it is limited members who will report that they are working with the legislation) and which lobbyists should be included (those included in the EU lobbying register).
– It is not about to report someone you happen to meet in the hallway, without scheduled meetings, " says Anna Maria Corazza Bildt.
Of the private reasons she herself does not take part in Thursday's vote, but had planned to vote for the transparency. It is on the right across with her party colleagues Gunnar Hökmark and Christofer Fjellner.
– It is an important integrity issue at all. I am going to be judged on the basis of the decisions I have made, not on the basis of which I have met, or not met, said Gunnar Hökmark to DN in the past.
where the conservatives and christian democrats included, pushed through that the vote would be secret, which is extremely rare when it does not apply to preferential voting. Last time it happened was in 2004.
All Swedish members of the EPP argued for an open vote, and a call release for ”stupid” and ”preposterous”. In particular, many German christian democrats were against.
" It is, of course, with open votes. Voters need to know how I manage the confidence I have received from them, " says Anna Maria Corazza Bildt.Miljöpartisten Max Andersson. Photo: Fredrik Hjerling
chose many parliamentarians from other parties to hold up an arm or a plate, which showed that it voted in favour of the lobbyists.
Max Andersson, MP, is one of the members who pushed the issue of lobbying. He writes in a statement:
”I am incredibly pleased that a majority of the members endorsed my proposal for tougher lobbyregler. Time and time again we see how big business manages to water down the EU's legislation on, for example, climate change. Greater transparency in who hits who can we even out the playing field between those who have a lot of money and those who serve the public interest.”
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