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Transparency and openness in European institutions

Recommendation 2094 (2016)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 23 June 2016 (26th Sitting) (see Doc. 14075, report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Ms Nataša Vučković; and Doc. 14096, opinion of the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs, rapporteur: Ms Chiora Taktakishvili). Text adopted by the Assembly on 23 June 2016 (26th Sitting).
1. Referring to its Resolution 2125 (2016) on transparency and openness in European institutions, the Parliamentary Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
1.1 finalise without delay its work on a legal instrument on the regulation of lobbying activities;
1.2 reflect on the role of extra-institutional actors in the Council of Europe and on the need to take measures to regulate their activities, where necessary;
1.3 draft a comparative study and a regulatory impact analysis on the regulation of lobbying activities in Council of Europe member States;
1.4 urge States that have not yet done so to sign and/or ratify the Convention on Access to Official Documents (CETS No. 205);
1.5 intensify co-operation with the European Union for the purpose of its accession to the Convention on Access to Official Documents and the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 173) and its participation in the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).