Confidential informal remote meeting organised by the Portuguese Presidency contrasts with large-scale event organised by the 2019 Finnish Presidency.
Comparison of European Parliament’s and the Council’s access to documents annual reports reveals discrepancies in the information shared, Sofia Sormunen shows.
Publication concludes a negotiating process that lasted more than four years. Critics still see many obstacles to the proper public scrutiny of lobbyists’ influence on EU decision making.
Expert committee voices concern about the consequences of informal Council document category for transparency law and the democratic legitimacy of EU legislation.