Posts Tagged ‘debate’

Op-ed on current initiatives for enhancing EU’s democratic transparency

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Parliamentary disobedience in the the eurosceptic UK strengthens democratic oversight in the EU.

On 4 Februari, an op-ed article by professor Deirdre Curtin of the Open Government in the EU, entitled “How the British are making the EU more democratic”, was published in Dutch daily Trouw. The article (in Dutch) is reproduced below. By clicking on the image, the picture is shown in a larger version.


Seminar on Transparency and Archives in the EU reveals a wide range of views

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

A seminar was held at the European Union Institute in Florence on 25 January 2013 with the title: “Transparency and Access to the Records and Archives of the EU Institutions”.

The subject of EU transparency enjoys, it seems, never-ending attention from both EU civil servants and politicians, as well as academics. This time, the discussion was connected to developing rules and practices in the related areas of archiving and classification. Archivists, transparency specialists, and academics were invited for an exchange of views that was wide-ranging both in terms of substance as opinion.