Political power and economic power must be clearly separated in Europe. The transparency register already introduced is an important step, but it has hardly any effect. The main problem remains that participation in the register is not compulsory. The data stored there is also largely flawed and incomplete. We therefore demand that the register finally be implemented effectively. This requires an extension of the scope to all EU institutions, including the Council of Europe, the Council of Ministers and the permanent representations of the Member States. The review and sanctioning system needs to be improved so that bad data can be traced and the perpetrators punished. In addition, client protection should be limited so that lobby groups can not hide behind confidentiality regulations. Only by creating a comprehensive transparency register will it be possible in the long term to effectively prevent improper influence and conflicts of interest among the institutions.