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European Ombudsman launches stakeholder survey on access to documents

Survey comes in the 20th anniversary year of the EU’s first access to documents act (Regulation 1049/2001), and ahead of a dedicated conference to be held in November.

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Interview with co-authors of NGO report on RRF spending transparency

A recent report by the Open Procurement EU Coalition warns that the EU is on track to repeat corruption scandals like those that arose during the pandemic. Co-authors Rachel Hanna and Helen Darbishire: “Business as usual isn’t good enough”.

Rachel Hanna and Helen Darbishire. Credit: Access Info Europe.
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Civil society

Meijers Committee publishes note on proliferation of ‘WK’ documents in the Council

Expert committee voices concern about the consequences of informal Council document category for transparency law and the democratic legitimacy of EU legislation.

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The EU makes the Transparency Register mandatory but we expected better

Newly agreed interinstitutional joint lobby register is an important step, but the regulation of lobbying does not stop there, Fabio Rotondo argues.

Credit: The Good Lobby.