Implementation Legal reform

Public Consultation on New Dutch FOI Law

The European Public Sector Information Platform reports the public consultation round that has opened for the Dutch FOI law.


Erna Scholtes defends PhD thesis on Dutch political understanding of transparency

Last Monday, Erna Scholtes defended a thesis on the emerging understanding of the idea of transparency over the past decades.


Dutch General Accounting Office: More Openness about EU’s Expenditures

The ongoing financial crisis in the Eurozone may not only have the effect of furthering integration, embodied in a Commissioner for national budgets. 

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Dutch Access to Documents (WOB) Controversy

Not only in the EU is a debate (or should we say, battle) still ongoing over the meaning and usefulness of transparency. Also in the Netherlands has a member of government sought to reopen a fundamental discussion on the current WOB-regime.