Commission data reveals lobby transparency loopholes and corporate bias

[Article first published by ALTER-EU.] President Juncker´s proactive transparency policy continues to fail to address loopholes in lobbying transparency rules and does not ensure balanced stakeholder consultation, according to a new analysis by the Alliance [...]

OGP in Spain: More political will on participation, but legal battles for information are still underway!

[Article first published by the Open Government Partnership Blog] Madrid, 17 February 2017 - February has been a month in which numerous high level political figures in Spain have been found guilty and sent to [...]

Cypriot lawmakers challenged to ensure FOI is free and exceptions are limited

Nicosia/Madrid, 17 February 2017 – Access Info Europe this week addressed an in-person hearing in the Cypriot Parliament and called for the draft FOI law to be amended to remove fees for making requests and [...]

European Parliament votes in favour of beneficial ownership transparency for fishing vessels

Madrid, 2 February 2017 - Access Info Europe welcomed today’s European Parliament plenary vote overwhelmingly in favour of a regulation that will introduce beneficial ownership transparency for EU fishing vessels. MEPs voted 586 in favour, [...]

Access Info calls on Commission to publish travel expenses data proactively

Madrid, 31 January 2017 – Following a massive public response to Access Info’s campaign to crowd source requests for Commissioners’ expenses, the organisation has written to Vice President Frans Timmermans calling for the data to [...]

Commission says that Juncker had to take an emergency air taxi when the Belgian air force let him down

Madrid, 27 January 2017 - A European Union spokesperson last night told Germany online publication Netzpolitik.org that the €63,126 that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spent on an air taxi from Turkey to Brussels in [...]

Request campaign launched for access to EU Commissioners’ travel expenses

Madrid, 26 January 2017 - Access Info Europe today launched a public campaign to crowd source access to EU documents requests to obtain full information on the spending by EU Commissioners on travel costs. CLICK [...]

MEPs urged to ensure transparency and accountability of EU fishing fleet operating internationally

Brussels/Madrid, 25 January 2017 – Over forty civil society organisations have endorsed a joint letter initiated by Access Info Europe and Oceana to urge Members of the European Parliament to vote in favour of a [...]

The two-year battle for EU Commissioners’ travel expenses, described

The first request On 6 May 2014, Access Info requested “documents which provide detail on the amounts paid in salaries, travel costs and travel expenses, [and] other expenses to each of the EU Commissioners and [...]

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