Last year in January, the European University Institute organised a roundtable on transparency and archiving, on the occassion of the EU’s archive management being transferred to the EUI.
This news blog reported on the workshop at that time, a blog which was later picked up by Russian scholarly circles.
Little over a year further, one of the talks given at this roundtable has now been published in the EUI working paper series. In this paper, dr. Païvi Leino of Helsinki University, an expert who has followed the legal development of European transparency for over a decade, reflects on recent legal developments. Particularly, her paper considers the consequences of the way transparency is put into practice for democratic legitimacy and citizens’ right to participate democratically. The paper can be accessed here. –MH