Access Info calls for greater transparency of Council of the EU in submission to European Ombudsman

Madrid, 3 January 2018 – Access Info has recommended that the Council of the European Union significantly increase transparency of the legislative process, in particular by providing the public with details on the positions that

European Ombudsman Decision: Commission should stop requiring requesters to provide postal addresses

Madrid, 20 December 2017 – In response to a complaint by Access Info Europe, the European Ombudsman has concluded that the European Commission’s practice of verifying the identity of persons making requests for access to

For the first time in Spanish democratic history minutes of Cabinet meetings public, thanks to an information request

Madrid, 11 December 2017 - Access Info Europe has today published on its website the minutes of Spain’s weekly Cabinet meetings for the years 1996 to 2017, making them available to the public for the

Disclosed documents reveal that EU training of Libyan Coast Guard makes negligible reference to human rights protection

Madrid, 30 November 2017 – Respect and protection of human rights are a negligible part of the EU’s training to the Libyan Coast Guard, as revealed by the training materials the European Border and Coast

Secrecy surrounding selection of EU Judges challenged in complaint to European Ombudsman

Madrid/Brussels, 20 November 2017 - Access Info Europe, represented by the EU Public Interest Clinic and The Good Lobby, has submitted a new complaint to the European Ombudsman about the refusal of the Council of

General Court of the European Union hears arguments for transparency of EU-Turkey Deal

Luxembourg, 8 November 2017 – Access Info Europe had a hearing today in the General Court of the European Union in the case for access to documents it brought against the Commission, seeking access to

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

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