High-level and expert panels to explore the impact of new technologies on the functioning and expectations of the transparency concept.
Survey comes in the 20th anniversary year of the EU’s first access to documents act (Regulation 1049/2001), and ahead of a dedicated conference to be held in November.
The European Parliament has recently adopted a new Statute for the European Ombudsman. Nikos Vogiatzis argues that, while this is a welcome development, the new provisions mainly codify or solidify existing practices, and therefore may not be seen as a significant strengthening of the European Ombudsman’s mandate.
Guidelines contain non-compelling language and continue to suggest that the Presidency is not part of the Council.