Consultation on a Code of Conduct for Interest Representatives
General and institutional affairs
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation
Period of consultation
This consultation opened on 10/12/2007 and closed on 15/02/2008.
Objective of the consultation
Interest representation is a legitimate part of the democratic system. On the basis of the communication on the Follow-up to the Green Paper on the 'European Transparency Initiative', the Commission has committed itself to draft a Code of Conduct, which will accompany the public register for interest representatives to be launched in Spring 2008.
The Code contains a limited number of clear and concrete rules, indicating
how interest representatives are expected to behave when representing
their interests. This is deliberately done in order to avoid the use
of any abstract or general expressions which could subsequently lead
to subjective appreciations or unending debates linked to alleged violations
of the rules. When registering, registrants would automatically be asked
to declare that they would abide by this code, or that they already
abide by a similar professional code.
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