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EU transparency summer reading

The Open Government in the EU Blog is taking a summer break. For the meantime, we have put together a digest of the best blog contributions of the past three months. Happy summer reading!

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Legal reform

The New Statute of the European Ombudsman and Transparency

The European Parliament has recently adopted a new Statute for the European Ombudsman. Nikos Vogiatzis argues that, while this is a welcome development, the new provisions mainly codify or solidify existing practices, and therefore may not be seen as a significant strengthening of the European Ombudsman’s mandate.

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Legal reform

Presidency sponsorship guidelines watered down at last minute

Previous-day version of textual proposal shows expansive language removed from finally adopted guidelines.

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Oversight

European Parliament monitoring group report calls out Frontex transparency malpractice

Scathing report criticises Frontex for fundamental rights breaches and malpractices reducing transparency.

Still of the report’s author, MEP Tineke Strik. Credit: Strik’s twitter account.