The transparency register is a database that lists organisations that try to influence the law-making and policy implementation process of the EU institutions. The register makes visible what interests are being pursued, by whom and with what budgets. In this way, the register allows for public scrutiny, giving citizens and other interest groups the possibility to track the activities of lobbyists.
Registrants are bound by a common Code of Conduct.
Meetings with interest representatives
As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners, their cabinet members and Directors-General publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.
Meetings relating to policy-making and implementation in the EU can only take place if the interest representatives are registered in the EU transparency register.
For details, please see the Commission decisions of November 2014: