Posts Tagged ‘2017’

Transparency news reports in 2017

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Since September 2014, the Open Government in the EU blog scans English-language online news outlets for news on EU transparency. Please find below the news digest for 2017.

See also the news report digests for 2018, 2017, 2016,  2015 (first quarter, second quarter, and second half), and 2014 (last quarter).

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Court further strengthens EU institutions’ prerogative in determining access to member state-submitted documents

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

A new court case further strengthen’s the EU institutions’ hands in granting access to a member state’s documents against its will.

In a case against the Commission, initiated by France, the General Court confirmed that the Commission acted lawfully by granting public access to a series of documents submitted to it by the member state. Although France had justified its request for non-disclosure with the invocation of an exception contained in the EU access to documents law, the Commission judged this exception prima facie not to apply to said documents. France brought a judicial protest against this action, which led to the court’s judgment of April, which goes along with the Commission’s decision to disclose the documents against France’s will.

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Fifth Global Conference on Transparency Research Announced

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Limerick logoThe fifth Global Conference on Transparency Research has been announced.

It is due to take place at the University of Limerick, Ireland, from 19-21 June 2017. The organisation this time is in the hands of an tricontinental team of researchers from the Universities of Limerick, Baltimore (USA), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Makerere (Kampala, Uganda).

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