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Legal reform Oversight

European Ombudsman conference: Technological change, legal reform?

Part II: The expert panel sees problems aplenty with Regulation 1049/2001 – but not everyone is keen to trade it for something else.

Conference signals start of a broader call to reopen revision of EU access to documents law. Second part of two reports on where the EU stands with access to documents.

Credit: @GundiGadesmann / European Ombudsman
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Legal reform

Parliament and NGOs challenge the Council over secrecy of national fishing quotas control

Ongoing legislative trilogue negotiations expected to see a tug-of-war after Council favours a roll-back of a more ambitious Commission proposal advanced further by European Parliament amendments. At stake is the transparency of national controls of fisheries’ compliance with EU quotas.

Credit: EU Fisheries Control Coalition.
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Civil society

NGO-run EU access request portal marks 10th anniversary

Over the first decade of its existence, AsktheEU.org has built a strong reputation among EU civil society, journalists, and researchers.

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Civil society

Interview with co-authors of NGO report on RRF spending transparency

A recent report by the Open Procurement EU Coalition warns that the EU is on track to repeat corruption scandals like those that arose during the pandemic. Co-authors Rachel Hanna and Helen Darbishire: “Business as usual isn’t good enough”.

Rachel Hanna and Helen Darbishire. Credit: Access Info Europe.