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Implementation

Making it seem better than it is

Comparison of European Parliament’s and the Council’s access to documents annual reports reveals discrepancies in the information shared, Sofia Sormunen shows.

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Legal reform

IIA on a ‘mandatory’ lobby register published in the Official Journal

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.

Representatives of the three institutions announce the conclusion of the negotiations for the IIA on mandatory lobby transparency in December 2020.
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Implementation Jurisprudence

Parliament rebukes Frontex for role in recent access proceedings

Non-binding resolution accompanying decision to postpone discharge of Frontex’ 2019 budget expresses concern about potential ‘chilling effect’.

Photo: Frontex Headquarters in Warsaw.
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Legal reform

Transparency of MEP lobby contacts stalled again

The decision to continue to allow MEPs to interact under the radar with unregistered lobbyists fits into a longstanding pattern of pushback against transparency advances from the parliament’s centrist parties.