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Research

WhatsApp Europe?

How official instant messaging can be made accessible is a big question. Whether it is compatible with democracy is a bigger one, Jonathan White argues.

Ursula von der Leyen—government by instant messaging carries a political subtext (Etienne Ansotte / European Commission)
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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.

Photo credit: Gunnebo Entrance Control.
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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”.