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Meps have meetings with lobbyists to publish

It urges that play an important role in the development of European laws, must henceforth be all the scheduled meetings with lobbyists and publish it on the internet. Amendment of the internal regulations is Thursday, approved in plenary session.

The new rules require reporters, his shadows and committee chairs scheduled meetings with representatives of interest groups online, on the website of the European parliament. Until now, that is purely voluntary. The other members of parliament are encouraged to do the same.

The new transparency rules with a narrow majority of 380 yes-votes against 224 no’s and 26 abstentions, adopted. To approve were 376 meps is needed. At the request of the EPP was the vote secret, which the greens and the social democrats as “ridiculous,” agreed.

On February 11 the new rules.

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