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Implementation Jurisprudence Legal reform

Swedish Presidency Programme barely mentions transparency

Transparency all but falls off the Presidency agenda of openness-loving Sweden.

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Jurisprudence Uncategorized

Op-Ed: “Access to EU documents and the litigation privilege: Case T-421/17 RENV – Leino-Sandberg v Parliament

On 28 September, the General Court delivered its judgment in the access to documents case of Professor Leino-Sandberg against the European Parliament. The final judgment of this multiple-year, multiple-judgment litigation saga is discussed by Anastasia Karatzia.

Prof. Leino-Sandberg (middle) participating in an European Ombudsman-organised expert panel on public access to EU documents in Brussels, November 2021.
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Civil society

Secrecy over Brexit agreement (Part II)

Necessarily restricted public participation? Ombudsman confirmed her findings of maladministration by the Council in absence of increased access to Council Legal Service’s opinion.

While the EU was praised for its transparency in negotiations with the exiting United Kingdom, this openness appears not to extend to its internal legal advice regarding the negotiation process. In this sequel to her previous blog post, Vellamo Jutila analyses the legal exchange following her a complaint to the European Ombudsman concerning the Council’s decision refusing her access to this legal advice.

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Implementation Oversight

EO issues guidelines for EU administrative bodies regarding text message transparency

Concise overview of mobile phone transparency best practices presented in light-hearted text message format.

Detail from the European Ombudsman’s text transparency guidelines brochure, July 2022.