How official instant messaging can be made accessible is a big question. Whether it is compatible with democracy is a bigger one, Jonathan White argues.
Pan-European journalistic project, led by Dutch outlet Follow the Money, seeks to lay bare the secretive decision making around the Covid recovery billions.
European Commission says it will study the decision and respond within the deadline set by the European Ombudsman.
Text messages that apparently sealed a deal between Commission and Pfizer early 2021 are slowly becoming the centre of broader transparency questions.