Implementation Legal reform

How can we properly enforce lobbying rules in Brussels? For an EU Ethics Body

The EU institutions have until shown reluctance to enforce their own ethics rules, sparking societal outrage. Yet it would not take a revolution to fix the ethical framework of the EU, MEP Daniel Freund argues.

Credit: European Greens
Civil society Oversight

Coalition of actors criticises Commission’s transparency initiative for falling short

Recent days have seen a wave of criticism against the new Commission’s transparency initiative. 


European Ombudsman calls for “revolving doors” register

The European institutions must provide more openness concerning their decision making and transfers of civil servants to the private sector, European Ombudsman O’Reilly stated at the presentation of her annual report for 2013. [In Dutch, translation here]

Civil society

Transparency International’s Brussels office publishes integrity report

On 29 April, the Brussels-based EU office of international NGO Transparency International launched the first-ever comprehensive integrity report on the European institutions.