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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]

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Oversight

European Ombudsman Diamandouros prepares for retirement; sounds note of cautionary optimism about future of EU transparency

Yesterday, the European Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros, addressed the media about his time in office as the citizen’s advocate of good administration. Diamandouros will retire on 1 October 2013.

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Oversight

“EU Ombudsman Blasts EC for Denying Document Access”

Issues of integration, especially of economic integration, and the attached debate on national sovereignty are ranking high among the EU’s perceived transparency gaps these days.

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Research

Transatlantic Conference on Transparency Research a huge success

On 8 and 9 June the Transatlantic Conference on Transparency Research (TCTR) was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands.