The European Parliament showed their belief in the importance of stricter and clearer transparency standards. With 368 votes for, 161 against and 60 abstentions, the MEPs approved a report by Sven Giegold (Greens, DE), which notes that more efforts are needed to make trade negotiations more transparent.

The MEPs called for a more robust transparency register of interest groups and representatives, which they believe should be mandatory. Financing, support and the clients of these organisation...

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