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European Ombudsman conference discusses access to documents law in changed technological context

Part I: In the high-level panel, everyone agrees to move forward – in their own direction.

Conference signals start of a broader call to reopen revision of EU access to documents law. First part of two reports on where the EU stands with access to documents.

Photo: snapshot from conference livestream.

Member states & EU actors jump packed transparency bandwagon

All 27 EU member states, four responsible Commissioners, the European Ombudsman, and a cross-party coalition of 37 MEPs sign up to vaguely-worded “Transparency Pledge”.

Image credit: WUA Global.

European Parliament monitoring group report calls out Frontex transparency malpractice

Scathing report criticises Frontex for fundamental rights breaches and malpractices reducing transparency.

Still of the report’s author, MEP Tineke Strik. Credit: Strik’s twitter account.

New Parliament resolution again berates Frontex for its intransparency

Resolution is European representatives’ second formal admonition against agency’s opacity within the space of a few months.