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Oversight

Annual report underlines EU transparency obligations – even in times of Covid

European Ombudsman report reaffirms central place of all matters related to transparency in EU watchdog’s work.

Keeping an eye on EU Covid governance.
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Oversight

Inquiry of Council measures during pandemic finds transparency gaps – but also improvements

Ombudsman considers that initial Council measures were “not in line with the Treaty” and regrets transparency gaps, but stops short of declaring maladministration.

Dutch data journalist Daniël Verlaan hacks a remote Council meeting in November 2020. Credit: Politico.
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Oversight Research

Challenging the EU Institutions on Transparency – What is the Role of Academics?

The Academy of Finland-funded research project “Transparency in the EU: from reaction to manifesto” aims at breaking down the practices assigned to transparency in the EU, laying bare shortcomings and seeking solutions. TrUE project researchers Päivi Leino-Sandberg and Maarten Hillebrandt provide some examples of the types of researcher-institution interactions to which the project has led, and the lessons that can be drawn from them.

Credit: EU Law Live
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Jurisprudence Oversight Research

TrUE webinar on academic challenges to access decisions

Webinar “Challenging the European institutions on transparency: Analysing Leino-Sandberg v Parliament and two Ombudsman complaints” to take place on Thursday 18 February 2021.