Európai Parlamenti választások – fogadalmi kampány


Üdvözöljük a Politika az emberekért kampány mai indulását. 

Vegye fel a kapcsolatot az európai parlamenti választás képviselő jelöltjeivel, és kérje meg őket, hogy lépjenek fel a bankok és a nagy üzleti vállalkozások túlzott lobbi befolyásával szemben, amely a polgárok és a demokrácia ellen irányul.


Az óriásvállalatok és a bankok minden évben több száz millió eurót költenek arra, hogy az európai politikai döntéshozatal megfeleljen az igényeiknek – és ez működik. Közben a hozzánk hasonló emberek veszítenek. Ezen a helyzeten Ön is tud változtatni. Az Európai Parlament képviselőit 2014 májusában újraválasztják. Győződjön meg róla, hogy a jelöltek kiállnak a demokrácia és az európai polgárok védelme mellett.


Over 40 MEPs from across the political spectrum pledge to stand-up for citizens and democracy against excessive corporate lobbying 15 April 2014, Brussels

Today, the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU), AK
EUROPA (Brussels office of the Austrian Chamber of Labour) & ÖGB Europabüro
(Brussels office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation), together with a broad coalition of
civil society organisations from across Europe, are launching their campaign to urge
candidates for the upcoming European elections to “stand-up for citizens and democracy
against the excessive lobbying influence of banks and big business”. [1]

Prominent MEPs have already signed-up to the Politics for People campaign. These
include: Ska Keller, joint European Commission President candidate for the Greens; Gabi
Zimmer, leader of the GUE-NGL bloc; Evelyn Regner from the Socialists Group; Monica
Macovei from the European People’s Party; and Corinne Lepage from ALDE; with over 40
MEPs signed-up in total. [2]

“Seven out of 10 European citizens are concerned about the excessive influence of
industry lobbying on EU decision-making here in Brussels, and rightly so. Too many of our
laws have the fingerprints of big business lobbyists all over them – from climate to public
health to trade. We need MEPs who will defend the public interest and stand-up for peopleover profit”, said Olivier Hoedeman from Corporate Europe Observatory, a steering
committee member of ALTER-EU. [3]

“Lobbying will be a hot topic both during and after the elections, which is why it’s
encouraging to see a wide range of MEPs already committed to tackling the issue. We
hope that more candidates from across the political spectrum will join the Politics for
People campaign, sign the pledge and agree to take strong action, if elected, to defend the
public interest against excessive lobbying”, points out Pam Bartlett Quintanilla of Access
Info Europe, another Steering Committee member of ALTER-EU.

The centrepiece of the campaign is an interactive website which
any EU citizen can use to directly contact their European candidates and invite them to
sign the pledge. The website features case studies explaining how excessive industry
lobbying impacts upon the daily lives of ordinary EU citizens, as well as information about
how MEPs can stand-up to it. A campaign video will explain the problem of corporate
lobbying and feature four MEPs endorsing the pledge. [4]

The Politics for People campaign has partners in 19 member states; a full list is available
on-line. [5] Across Europe, members of the Politics for People coalition will be holding
election debates, speaker tours and other activities to raise the issue of excessive and
untransparent lobbying in the EU and to propose solutions.

“It is essential that we tackle the problem of excessive lobbying from banks and big
business in Brussels. In the past few years we have seen big banks avoid effective
regulation after the financial crisis!”, said Amir Ghoreishi of AK EUROPA, one of the
supporting organisations behind the campaign. “In addition, the processed food industry
defeated proposals for health labels on packaging; climate policies have been downgraded; and EU trade deals (like the current proposed EU-US deal) consistently put
profits before people,” said Max Bank of LobbyControl in Cologne, another steering
committee member of ALTER-EU.

You can follow the campaign on twitter (@altereu) and via the hashtag #pforp. To find out
more about the campaign, please visit Contact details: Pam Bartlett Quintanilla, Access Info Europe (Madrid),, +34 699 354 215

Olivier Hoedeman, Corporate Europe Observatory (Brussels),, +32 474 48 65 45

Max Bank, LobbyControl (Cologne), m.b, +49 (0) 221 169 6507

Notes for editors:
[1] ALTER-EU is a coalition of about 200 civil society groups, trade unions, academics and
public affairs firms campaigning against the increasing influence exerted by corporate
lobbyists on the political agenda in Europe. The official Politics for People campaign
website is:
[2] The list of MEPs who have signed (as of 14 April) is as follows: Jan Philipp Albrecht,
Martina Anderson, Margrete Auken, Sandrine Bélier, Victor Bostinaru, Nessa Childers,
Dennis De Jong, Martin Ehrenhauser, Bas Eickhout, Saïd El Khadraoui, Sven Giegold,
Ana Gomes, Roberto Gualtieri, Mikael Gustafsson, Karin Kadenbach, Ska Keller, Jurgen
Klute, Jean Lambert, Jörg Leichtfried, Corinne Lepage, Ulrike Lunacek, Monica Macovei,
Martina Michels, Paul Murphy, Younous Omarjee, Ioan Mircea Pascu, Sirpa Pietikäinen,
Cristian Dan Preda, Evelyn Regner, Michèle Rivasi, Rina Ronja Kari, Judith Sargentini,
Helmut Scholz, Bart Staes, Catherine Stihler, Theodor Dumitru Stolojan, Keith Taylor,
Helga Truepel, Claude Turmes, Kathleen Van Brempt, Josef Weidenholzer and Gabi
[3] The EU Citizens Opinion Poll, January 2013
[4] The campaign video can be viewed here:
[5] A full list of the Politics for People supporting organisations is available here:


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