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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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Jurisprudence

Council to appeal the Pech judgment

Institution’s step comes after its Legal Service advices member state ambassadors to initiate proceedings, on grounds left invisible to the public.

They’d rather not have their expenditure of EU funds checked for rule of law breaking elements.
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Legal reform

Council approves transparency register package; signing of IIA imminent

Much-maligned interinstitutional agreement on a mandatory transparency register soon to be published in the Official Journal.

The institutions shake hands on lobbying transparency.
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Jurisprudence

Applicant found right on all pleas in rule of law conditionality transparency case

Laurent Pech, professor of European law and rule of law expert, had been refused access to a legal advice of the Council Legal Service related to rule of law conditionality regulation in 2019, in a decision that the General Court has now annulled.

European Council President Michel and Hungarian Prime Minister Orban chat during the 2020 negotiations for the MFF.