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An agenda for transparency in the EU

Monday, November 11th, 2019

TRANSPARENCY AND OPENNESS of Union decision-making procedures are foundational values of the EU[1] and essential to a system under the rule of law. But are the existing EU standards of transparency adequate to ensure that these values translate to legitimate exercise of public powers on the European level? In view of today’s challenges, is the EU’s approach to transparency sufficient, given that it is an atypical constitutional structure exercising sovereign powers across multiple levels of government and in constant need of explaining itself?

By Herwig Hofmann and Päivi Leino-Sandberg