Access Info Europe and the Foundation Civio have asked that political parties are included in the future of Transparency Law
Madrid, 11 February 2013- Three weeks ago, Access Info Europe and Tuderechoasaber.es platform jointly launched a petition on Change.org to demand that political parties be included in future Transparency Law which has already exceeded 160,000 signatures.
Members of various political groups have recently stated to media that are in favor of including political parties in the future Transparency Law. Carlos Floriano, Deputy Secretary of Organization of PP, Elena Valenciano, Deputy Secretary General of the PSOE, Irene Lozano, national representative of Union Progress and Democracy (UPyD) and even the Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, declared to be agree, among others.
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.
Successive Spanish governments have supported genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in spite of Eurobarometer polls which indicate that over half of the population (53%) is against . In 2010 Wikileaks cables indicated that the Spanish and US governments were collaborating in lobbying Brussels to support of GMO production .