Greater transparency of Council legislative process, fundamental for representative democracy, says European Ombudsman

Madrid, 13 February 2018 – Access Info today welcomed the European Ombudsman recommendation that the Council of the European Union increase transparency of its legislative process in order to guarantee citizens’ right to hold their

Secrecy over international relations trumps transparency of EU-Turkey deal

Madrid, 8 February 2018 - The General Court of the European Union has ruled that the public does not have the right to access the European Commission’s legal advice on the March 2016 EU-Turkey agreement

The documents in dispute: The European Commission’s legal advice on the EU-Turkey deal

From 7 March 2016, the day when a pre-agreement with Turkey was reached, to 12 April 2016, when the deal was already under implementation, the European Commission consulted with its legal services on a wide

European Commission formalises commitment to public travel expenses

Madrid, 2 February 2018 - The European Commission has formalised its commitment, first pledged in September 2017, to make public the travel expenses of the Commissioners: on 31 January 2018 the new Code of Conduct

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

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