Starting from 2024, lobbying activities directed at Parliament and the ministries shall be reported to the transparency register.
The transparency register will provide citizens, the objects of lobbying and journalists with information on the actors influencing state-level decision-makers and on their interests. The NAOF will act as the registrar of the transparency register and oversee compliance with the disclosure obligation.
The transparency register increases the transparency of lobbying, i.e. influencing activities, directed at Parliament and the ministries and related consulting. The aim of the transparency register is to improve the transparency of decision-making, combat inappropriate influencing and strengthen citizens’ trust in the central government and democracy.
The transparency register will be introduced in Finland on 1 January 2024, and it will be available at the address avoimuusrekisteri.fi.
Lobbyists will be able to register with the service from the beginning of 2024. Lobbying activities and related consulting will be reported to the transparency register twice a year: the activities carried out between January and June will be reported in July–August and the activities carried out between July and December in January–February.