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Agapov I.O. The UE transparency register: current state and prospects for development

Published in journal "Law and Politics", 2016-4 in rubric "INTEGRATION LAW AND SUPRANATIONAL UNIONS", pages 479-483.

Resume: The subject of this research is the system of voluntary registration of organizations and sole proprietors engaged in development and realization of the EU policy and working with the European Parliament and the European Commission. The author examines the principles of registration of lobbyists, the structure and sphere of activity of the transparency register, the rules applied towards registrants, measures of encouragement of registration, as well as measures implemented for violations of the code of conduct, contained in the current interinstitutional agreement in comparison to its predecessor. The author analyzes the legal acts passed by the European Parliament and European Commission aimed at regulation of relations between the special interests representatives and EU officials. The scientific novelty of this research consists in the fact that the interinstitutional agreement, passed by the European Parliament on April 15 of 2014, has not been the subject of study of Russian researchers until now. At the same time, the positions contained within this agreement, as well as opinions and comments of interested parties in the regulation of lobbying on the EU level, testifies to the gradual shift of the European means of regulation of these relations towards the American model, the embodiment of which is the American Lobbying Disclosure Act.

Keywords: Interinstitutional agreement, lobbyist, special interests representative, interested party, lobbying, European Commission, European Parliament, European Union, transparency register, code of conduct

DOI: 10.7256/1811-9018.2016.4.15129

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