You did it! In 15 days we raised over €10,000
Madrid, 30 January 2013 — A massive public response to Access Info's January fundraising campaign brought in a little over ttle over €10,000 in mostly modest donations from members of the public.
A big "Thank You" from the Access Info Europe team!
Help us pay the €3000 costs for defending the right to information!
Madrid, 11 January 2013 — Access Info today launched a campaign to raise €3000 for costs it has to pay to the Spanish government after the Supreme Court ruled that the pro-transparency NGO does not have the right to ask what the Spanish government is doing to fight corruption.
Access Info has lost a last appeal against the costs imposed after a five-year legal battle to obtain a response to an information request asking what Spain is doing to implement the UN Convention against Corruption.
NGOs challenge Spanish government secrecy on location of GMO crops as a violation of European Union law
Madrid, 17 December 2012 – Friends of the Earth (Spain) and Access Info Europe today (17 December 2012) presented a request for information calling on the Spanish Government to reveal the location of field with genetically modified maize which it is keeping secret in violation of EU law. The request was submitted via the website tuderechasaber.es ("your right to know") and delivered in person to the Ministry of Agriculture.
Spain is the only EU country with large scale production of genetically modified crops – around 100,000 hectares  - while other countries such as France and Germany have prohibited its growth.
Clear the smoke in Brussels - demand lobbying transparency now!
A major lobbying scandal has been unraveling in Brussels after one of the European Commission's top officials was forced to resign following allegations of cash-for-influence. The tobacco industry claimed they'd been asked for tens of millions of euros by a lobbyist linked to health commissioner, John Dalli, in exchange for influencing EU tobacco policy. But with new tobacco legislation in the pipeline, there are fears that Dallimay have been caught in a tobacco industry set-up designed to delay changes the industry don't want.
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