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Implementation Oversight

Netherlands takes up the EU Presidency amidst both ambitions and concerns over transparency

The European Commission will meet the Dutch chambers of parliament behind closed doors, at the latter’s request.

Meeting Rutte
Dutch Prime Minister Rutte welcomes Commission President Juncker to Amsterdam, while the other members of the Commission cue up. The welcoming ceremony is one of the rare occasions that the public will be able to view during the Commission’s visit to the Netherlands.
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Civil society Oversight

Coalition of actors criticises Commission’s transparency initiative for falling short

Recent days have seen a wave of criticism against the new Commission’s transparency initiative. 

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Oversight

EU Ombudsman puts pressure on the Commission to improve transparency of expert groups

EU Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, has recently demanded improvements in the Commission’s practice of consulting Expert Groups.

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Oversight

European Ombudsman calls for “revolving doors” register

The European institutions must provide more openness concerning their decision making and transfers of civil servants to the private sector, European Ombudsman O’Reilly stated at the presentation of her annual report for 2013. [In Dutch, translation here]