Legal reform

Commission launches proposal for transparency of political advertising

Proposal, if passed, would oblige all political advertisements in the EU to enclose a transparency notice with vital information regarding origin, audience, and costs involved.

German campaign posters for the last European elections. Credit:
News reports

Transparency news reports in 2020

Since September 2014, the Open Government in the EU blog scans English-language online news outlets for news on EU transparency. Below, you can find the news digest for 2020.

Central points in news coverage were the use of transparency to fight disinformation, transparency of measures and institutional changes related to the corona pandemic, as well as the German Presidency’s efforts to better regulate the visibility of Council decision making and lobbying activities.