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Implementation Jurisprudence

Parliament rebukes Frontex for role in recent access proceedings

Non-binding resolution accompanying decision to postpone discharge of Frontex’ 2019 budget expresses concern about potential ‘chilling effect’.

Photo: Frontex Headquarters in Warsaw.
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Legal reform

Transparency of MEP lobby contacts stalled again

The decision to continue to allow MEPs to interact under the radar with unregistered lobbyists fits into a longstanding pattern of pushback against transparency advances from the parliament’s centrist parties.

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Implementation

Maastricht’s “Mr Transparency” Dies at 73

Six-term eurosceptic MEP and EU transparency activist Jens-Peter Bonde died on 4 April.

Jens-Peter Bonde. Credit: Dominique Hommel/EP
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Oversight Research

Challenging the EU Institutions on Transparency – What is the Role of Academics?

The Academy of Finland-funded research project “Transparency in the EU: from reaction to manifesto” aims at breaking down the practices assigned to transparency in the EU, laying bare shortcomings and seeking solutions. TrUE project researchers Päivi Leino-Sandberg and Maarten Hillebrandt provide some examples of the types of researcher-institution interactions to which the project has led, and the lessons that can be drawn from them.

Credit: EU Law Live