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Civil society

Secrecy over Brexit agreement

In process of obtaining the Council Legal Service’s opinion on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

While the EU was praised for its transparency in negotiations with the exiting United Kingdom, this openness appears not to extend to its internal legal advice regarding the negotiation process. Vellamo Jutila shares her experience of trying to probe behind the scenes of the negotiation process.

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Oversight

European Ombudsman concludes Commission revolving door inquiry with call to action

Ombudsman O’Reilly presents findings after studying over 100 decisions pertaining to outgoing senior staff, of which a mere 2 were rejected.

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Research

7th Global Conference on Transparency Research takes place next week in Copenhagen

After a year of postponement, the 7th edition of the GCTR, organised by Copenhagen Business School, takes place from 18-20 May under the banner “Rethinking Transparency: Challenging Ideals and Embracing Paradoxes”.

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Legal reform

Enhanced transparency of decion making among CoFEU Plenary’s list of proposals

Draft report, endorsed by the European Parliament, proposes swathe of measures aimed at strengthening transparency and participation for citizens and parliaments.

Meeting of the citizens’ panel on European democracy at the European University Institute in Florence. Credit: Department of European Politics, Italian government.