Impact of the Case Amthor: the CDU and the SPD agree on the lobby register

The affair of the CDU deputies to Philip Amthor has brought some movement in the talks with the coalition on a mandatory lobby register. Union and SPD agreed on

Impact of the Case Amthor: the CDU and the SPD agree on the lobby register

The affair of the CDU deputies to Philip Amthor has brought some movement in the talks with the coalition on a mandatory lobby register. Union and SPD agreed on Friday, after a long delay on the introduction of more stringent transparency rules for MPs engaged in a secondary activity. According to the SPD tab should come in the autumn.

violations of the Register is to be sanctioned. It's going to be more transparency in the activities of interest representatives to the Bundestag and its members, said Union group Vice-Thorsten-Free, and the Rapporteur, Patrick Schnieder in Berlin.

"We have found a solution that creates much more transparency, without the key contact to members is complicated," said the SPD faction Vice-Dirk Wiese and his colleague Matthias Bartke.

The CDU politician Schnieder called the agreement with the coalition partner SPD to a real success. "First of all, the mandatory nature of the lobby register is important. So, we have agreed, in particular, that violations of the registration requirement through the introduction of a new administrative offences offence will be a fine punishable.“

Date Of Update: 03 July 2020, 11:19

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