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.
Commission proposal to also allow non-Brussels based press into off-the-record briefings is criticised by Brussels journalists for undermining the trust relationship required for quality journalism – while others question the press corps’ commitment to openness.
Latest Commission communication appears to reframe transparency commitment made in the 2016 interinstitutional agreement on better lawmaking.
New one-stop, open-source document portal should be up and running by the summer.