Posts Tagged ‘transparency international’

Coalition of actors criticises Commission’s transparency initiative for falling short

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Recent days have seen a wave of criticism against the new Commission’s transparency initiative. 

Maarten Hillebrandt

The recent campaign of lobbying watchdogs and critical EU actors follows after a conference on the topic, organised by EP vice-president Guillaume and a activist coalition called ALTER-EU, was held on 23 April in the EP. The conference focused on the role and functioning of the EU’s lobbying register and the impact of lobbying in the Council.

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Transparency International’s Brussels office publishes integrity report

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

EUIS_ReportOn 29 April, the Brussels-based EU office of international NGO Transparency International launched the first-ever comprehensive integrity report on the European institutions.

The report, which covers most of the European institutions and a number of key agencies and bodies in 246 pages, seeks to provide the state of the art in the EU’s laws and practices with regard to integrity issues. Among other issues of good governance, it traces the rules and practices that are in place with regard to transparency and accountability, both of which are discussed separately for each institution.

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