AALEP would like to propose the following Principles of Engagement with MEPs   Lobbyists shall observe the following principles when engaging with MEPs: (a) lobbyists shall not engage in any conduct that is corrupt, dishonest or illegal, or unlawfully cause or threaten any detriment (b) lobbyists shall use all reasonable endeavours to satisfy themselves of the truth and accuracy of all statements and information provided by them to clients whom they represent, the wider public and MEPs (c) lobbyists shall not make misleading, exaggerated or extravagant claims about, or otherwise misrepresent, the nature and extent of their access to MEPs, members of political parties or to any other person (d) lobbyists shall keep strictly separate from their duties and activities as lobbyists any personal activity or involvement on behalf of a political party, and (e) when making initial contact with MEPs with the intention of conducting lobbying activities, lobbyists who are proposing to conduct lobbying activities on behalf of clients must inform the MEPs. (i) that they are lobbyists or employees of, or contractors or persons engaged by, lobbyists (ii)whether they are currently listed on the Register of Lobbyists (iii)the name of their relevant client or clients (iv)the nature of the matters that their clients wish to raise with MEPs  

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