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Maastricht’s “Mr Transparency” Dies at 73

Six-term eurosceptic MEP and EU transparency activist Jens-Peter Bonde died on 4 April.

Jens-Peter Bonde. Credit: Dominique Hommel/EP
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New Book Asks Us to Reassess the Politics of Secrecy and Transparency

In her latest book, Radical Secrecy: The Ends of Transparency in Datafied America, Clare Birchall advocates for a rejection of the familiar opposition between “the promise of transparency” and “the threat posed by secrecy”. Her analysis of the pattern of visibility and opacity in the current Covid-19 pandemic lays bare governance risks that apply as much to the European Union as they do to the United States.

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Special issue gathers insights on the efficiency dilemma in EU transparency

A new special issue in the open-access journal Politics & Governance explores the possibility of transparency ‘excess’ in the face of the European Union’s constrained capacity to deliver.

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