Posts Tagged ‘news reports’

Transparency news reports in 2019

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Since September 2014, the Open Government in the EU blog scans English-language online news outlets for news on EU transparency. Please find below the news digest for 2019. Recent news reports on EU transparency can also be found on the sidebar to the right of this post.

See also the news report digests for 2018, 2017, 2016,  2015 (first quarter, second quarter, and second half), and 2014 (last quarter).

Will presidents Von der Leyen and Michel take the lead in advancing transparency? Photo credit: European Council/EU Observer.

Main themes in 2019

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Transparency news reports in 2018

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Politico/EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

Since September 2014, the Open Government in the EU blog scans English-language online news outlets for news on EU transparency. Please find below the news digest for 2018. Recent news reports on EU transparency can also be found on the sidebar to the right of this post.

See also the news report digests for 2017, 2016,  2015 (first quarter, second quarter, and second half), and 2014 (last quarter).

Main themes in 2018

In 2018, news reporting on EU transparency issues predominantly focussed on the European Ombudsman’s criticism of Council decision making, EP discretionary budgets, and Commission measures to enhance the visibility of (the rules around) lobbying activities.

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Transparency news reports in 2017

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Since September 2014, the Open Government in the EU blog scans English-language online news outlets for news on EU transparency. Please find below the news digest for 2017.

See also the news report digests for 2018, 2017, 2016,  2015 (first quarter, second quarter, and second half), and 2014 (last quarter).

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Transparency news reports in 2016

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Since September 2014, the Open Government in the EU blog scans English-language online news outlets for news on EU transparency. Please find below the news digest for 2016. See also the news report digests for 2018, 2017,  2015 (first quarter, second quarter, and second half), and 2014 (last quarter).

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Transparency news reports second half 2015

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Since September 2014, the Open Government in the EU blog scans English-language online news outlets for news on EU transparency. Please find below the news digest of the second half of 2015. See also the news report digests for 2018, 2017, 2016,  2015 (first quarter and second quarter), and 2014 (last quarter).

07/07/15// BBC: TTIP talks: Transparency call for EU-US trade disputes

07/09/15// EurActiv: EU needs compulsory transparency register to rein in Big Pharma lobbying

10/09/15// Politico: Transparency: Now you see it…

15/09/15// Euractiv: Trialogues: What goes on behind closed doors?

22/09/15// EP News: Economic policies: how Parliament insists on transparency and democratic accountability

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Transparency news reports April-June 2015

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Since September 2014, the Open Government in the EU blog scans English-language online news outlets for news on EU transparency. Please find below the news digest of the second quarter of 2015. See also the news report digests for 2018, 2017, 2016,  2015 (first quarter and second half), and 2014 (last quarter).

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Transparency news reports January-March 2015

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

EU transparency in the news, January – March 2015.

See also the news report digests for 2018, 2017, 2016,  2015 (second quarter, and second half), and 2014 (last quarter).

The Open Government in the EU blog keeps a regularly updated overview of news reporting on EU transparency since September 2014. This post contains an overview of reports over the first three months of 2015. News reports are collected through quick scans on Google news and the most relevant websites. While this news scan is in no way exhaustive or fully systematic, it does provide a nice overview of the direction that the transparency debate is taking over a period of months.

During the first quarter-year of 2015, EU transparency news focused predominantly on the (lack of) transparency around the TTIP negotiations and the issue of tax transparency sparked by the LuxLeaks scandal. A further item that continued to be debated in 2015 was the regulation and transparency of lobbying activities. A longlist of news reports is provided below.

Suggestions for additions or current news are warmly welcomed, via the twitter account @MZHillebrandt. –MH

See also: news reporting September – December 2014

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