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Oversight

Exchange of views on the public access to documents with the European Ombudsman

Civil liberties MEPs to exchange views with European Ombudsman on the functioning and future of the access to documents regulation.

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly in the European Parliament in 2021. Credit: European Parliament.
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Oversight Research

ECI researcher provides expert testimony in Dutch Parliament’s European Affairs Committee

Round table on EU information provision hears Aidan O’Sullivan (European Ombudsman), Maarten Hillebrandt (Eric Castrén Institute and Meijers Committee) and Mendeltje van Keulen (Hague University of Applied Science) provide testimony on public access to documents and parliamentary scrutiny.

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Implementation

Controversy over Von der Leyen’s secret text exchanges with Pfizer CEO

Text messages that apparently sealed a deal between Commission and Pfizer early 2021 are slowly becoming the centre of broader transparency questions.

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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