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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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How can we properly enforce lobbying rules in Brussels? For an EU Ethics Body

The EU institutions have until shown reluctance to enforce their own ethics rules, sparking societal outrage. Yet it would not take a revolution to fix the ethical framework of the EU, MEP Daniel Freund argues.

Credit: European Greens
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Case law Practice

Dutch MFA discusses Leino-Sandberg case

In its most recent newsletter, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Expertise Centre for European Law (ECER) dedicates an entry to the recent Leino-Sandberg v Parliament judgment.

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New Year, New Transparency Register?

In mid-December 2020, after almost four years of on-off negotiations, agreement on a joint transparency register, also colloquially known as a lobbying register, was announced. But the deal stretches the definition of mandatory beyond normal uses of the word, Emilia Korkea-aho argues.