Transparency news reports April-June 2015

Since September 2014, the Open Government in the EU blog scans English-language online news outlets for news on EU transparency. Please find below the news digest of the second quarter of 2015. Digests of other time periods are searchable via the category “news reports” at the bottom of this post.


31/03/15// Parliament Magazine: MEPs unconvinced by commission’s ‘revolutionary’ EU tax transparency proposals

16/02/15// IAM Magazine:  It is now incumbent on all sides to back full transparency at the EPO; and that does mean all and full

20/02/15// Tax News: EU Seeks Transparency On Corporate Tax

25/02/15// Radio Poland:  Poland applauds proposed EU energy solidarity, transparency

18/03/15// EUObserver: EU proposes new tax transparency rules

17/03/15// Sputnik News: Talks on EU-US Trade Deal Proceed in Utmost Transparency – Swedish MP

03/03/15// Telegraph: One in five MEPs earns more than €12,000 a year from other work

02/03/15// European Medicines Agency: Draft Proposal on Transparency Addendum

26/03/15// EUObserver: Transparency and the EP: Talk but little action?

27/03/15// EUObserver: EU transparency rules ‘not truly effective’

15/04/15// TheLocal: Transparency: Spain ranks among worst in EU

21/04/15// Novinite: EC Vice President Sefcovic: EU Wants Transparency, Secure Energy Supplies

21/04/15// Euractiv: Ombudsman: EU must interrogate US over TTIP transparency

23/04/15// EUObserver: Timmermans takes swipe at MEPs on transparency

30/04/15// BBC: MEPs rebuff transparency call and boost parliament budget

30/04/15// EPHA: EU lobby transparency register: close the loopholes

06/05/15// TI: EU nstitutions’ unregulated lobbying opens door to corruption

11/05/15// AccessInfo: Over 100 NGOs urge EU Commission to make the lobby register legally binding

11/05/15// EUObserver: EU institutions use ‘data privacy’ to stymie transparency


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