European Ombudsman to hold conference on the future of access to EU documents

High-level and expert panels to explore the impact of new technologies on the functioning and expectations of the transparency concept.

Civil society

NGO-run EU access request portal marks 10th anniversary

Over the first decade of its existence, has built a strong reputation among EU civil society, journalists, and researchers.


Court limits protection of inspections exception in case against OLAF

EU spending watchdog OLAF loses access to documents case against Hungarian civil association after Court finds the protection of inspections cannot serve as a reason to refuse access after such inspections are closed.

Not as bright as on the brochure? Inhabitants of Gyál wanted to know whether their street lighting company had done more than a sloppy job. Image: excerpt from the Elios website.
Civil society Oversight

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.