European Ombudsman report reaffirms central place of all matters related to transparency in EU watchdog’s work.
Publication concludes a negotiating process that lasted more than four years. Critics still see many obstacles to the proper public scrutiny of lobbyists’ influence on EU decision making.
Expert committee voices concern about the consequences of informal Council document category for transparency law and the democratic legitimacy of EU legislation.
Institution’s step comes after its Legal Service advices member state ambassadors to initiate proceedings, on grounds left invisible to the public.