Headlines November 2012
A new register of lobbyists and interest groups run jointly by the European Commission and the European Parliament launched a year ago has helped shed new light on the 'Brussels business' of European policy making, according to a report published today.
The first annual report on the joint register shows that the platform is working, with all the objectives for its first year of operations met. Reflecting the two institutions' determination to build on this strong start, it then sets out objectives for the next year, and proposes key issues to look at when the platform comes under review in 2013.
As EU leaders discuss the future budget of the EU, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič took advantage of the European Parliament debate on the issue to dispel some of the myths about the cost and size of the EU administration.