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Results of the consultation
Consultation on a Code of Conduct for Interest Representatives

Policy field(s)
General and institutional affairs

Target group(s)
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.

It is against this background that all citizens and organisations are welcome to give their views on the nature of the items to be included in this draft Code.

View the consultation document

Reference document
Communication from the Commission - 'Follow-up to the Green Paper - European transparency initiative' COM(2007)127

Contact details
Secretariat General - Transparency, Relations with Stakeholders and External Organisations
postal address : European Commission
Secretariat General
Transparency, Relations with Stakeholders and External Organisations (SGE3)
200 rue de la Loi
1049 Brussels Belgium

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