• Review process tackling MEPs allowances avoids public scrutiny

    Madrid, 17 October 2017 - Access Info Europe has criticised the European Parliament’s refusal to disclose information in full relating to the revision of Member of the European Parliament’s General Expenditure Allowance (GEA), following an access to EU documents request. The Parliament Bureau’s ‘Ad hoc Working Group on the GEA’

  • Transparency is core feature of new Council of Europe Guidelines on participation

    Madrid, 5 October 2017 – Access Info Europe has welcomed the inclusion of core access to information principles in the Council of Europe’s Guidelines on public participation in decision making. The Guidelines, published last week on the eve of Right to Know Day (27 September 2017), include two of the

  • Job Opportunity: Right to Information Campaigner / Researcher

    Published 4 October 2017 Access Info Europe, an international human rights organisation specialising in the right of access to information, based in Madrid, is looking for a researcher and campaigner to work on projects to promote the right of access to information across Europe, both at the national and EU

  • Spanish High Court orders disclosure of documents about OGP citing European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence

    Madrid, 21 September 2017 – Spain’s High Court has ruled that Access Info Europe should have access to Spanish Government documents related to participation in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in an important ruling where the Court for the first time makes reference to the right of access to information

Review process tackling MEPs allowances avoids public scrutiny

Madrid, 17 October 2017 - Access Info Europe has criticised the European Parliament’s refusal to disclose information in full relating to the revision of Member of the European Parliament’s General Expenditure Allowance (GEA), following an

Transparency is core feature of new Council of Europe Guidelines on participation

Madrid, 5 October 2017 – Access Info Europe has welcomed the inclusion of core access to information principles in the Council of Europe’s Guidelines on public participation in decision making. The Guidelines, published last week

Decision-Making Transparency in Europe identified as top priority on International Right to Know Day

Brussels, 29 September 2017 – Members of the European Parliament together with CSOs, academics, and journalists from across the EU have called for greater openness of decision making and full transparency of spending of public

Spanish High Court orders disclosure of documents about OGP citing European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence

Madrid, 21 September 2017 – Spain’s High Court has ruled that Access Info Europe should have access to Spanish Government documents related to participation in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in an important ruling where

EU Commissioners’ travel expenses to be published proactively every two months

Madrid, 14 September 2017 - Access Info today cautiously welcomed draft changes to the Code of Conduct for EU Commissioners announced yesterday by the EU, which will require the proactive publication of travel expenses every

Access Info urges OECD to adopt strong and clear definition of Open Government

Madrid, 13 September 2017 – Access Info Europe has urged the Organisation for Cooperation and Economic Development (OECD) to adopt a definition of an “Open Government” as one characterised by transparency, participation, responsiveness, and accountability,

EU President Juncker plans to publish Commission travel expenses – Access Info calls for full and detailed transparency

Madrid, 1 September 2017 - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is planning to publish the travel expenses of the EU’s 28 Commissioners according to reports today by Le Soir newspaper and Politico.eu. This move comes

Fact-checking the European Commission’s press conference on the Commissioners’ expenses

Madrid, 14 August 2017 - On 9 August, European Commission spokesperson Mina Andreeva faced a barrage of questions from journalists about the European Commissioners’ travel expenses, after two months of detailed data was disclosed following

Ombudsman asked to investigate refusal to publish legal advice on the legal basis for EU lobby register

Madrid/Brussels, 28 July 2017 – With upcoming negotiations on reforming the state of EU lobbying transparency imminent, the legal advice given to the Commission and Council on the legal basis for lobby reform is back

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