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Legal reform

Russian lobbyists to be barred from accessing EU decision makers

Decision taken well into the Russian invasion in Ukraine and after considerable pressure on the institution representing EU member states.

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Civil society Oversight

#RecoveryFiles: investigative journalists seek to shed light on the allocation of RRF funds

Pan-European journalistic project, led by Dutch outlet Follow the Money, seeks to lay bare the secretive decision making around the Covid recovery billions.

An editorial meeting of the national news outlets collaborating in the RecoveryFiles project (still from the project video).
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Oversight

Annual report underlines EU transparency obligations – even in times of Covid

European Ombudsman report reaffirms central place of all matters related to transparency in EU watchdog’s work.

Keeping an eye on EU Covid governance.
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Legal reform

IIA on a ‘mandatory’ lobby register published in the Official Journal

Publication concludes a negotiating process that lasted more than four years. Critics still see many obstacles to the proper public scrutiny of lobbyists’ influence on EU decision making.

Representatives of the three institutions announce the conclusion of the negotiations for the IIA on mandatory lobby transparency in December 2020.