Yesterday, Regulation 1049/2001 turned 20. Today twenty years ago, it was put on the books. Time to take stock of the EU’s first access to documents law with twenty key figures.
Seminar brings together several ‘old hands’ in the legal intricacies of public access to documents in the EU.
EUI webinar examines how the 2001 regulation permitting public access to documents has impacted transparency within the EU.
A new article in the open-access journal Politics & Governance by historian Joris Gijsenbergh shows that politicians and officials need to be convinced of the value of transparency. Without a mentality shift, the EU Whistleblower Directive and national legal measures will fail to offer whistleblowers sufficient protection against retaliation. History teaches us that appreciation for open government needs to be cultivated.