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1 Aug 2021

La tasa franquista que “secuestra” los datos mercantiles y lastra la lucha contra el fraude

2021-08-04T11:33:11+02:00

elDiario.es | 01/08/2021 Spanish- Un arancel de 1973 impide la libre consulta de los datos de las empresas españolas y el uso de herramientas de 'big data'. El Gobierno reconoce que es "discriminatorio" pero no ha concretado sus planes para derogarlo. Read more...

La tasa franquista que “secuestra” los datos mercantiles y lastra la lucha contra el fraude2021-08-04T11:33:11+02:00
29 Jul 2021

Las organizaciones reclaman la apertura del Registro Mercantil, pendiente de que se aplique la directiva de la UE

2021-07-29T12:17:37+02:00

Newtral | 27/07/2021 Spanish- El 31 de julio finaliza el plazo del compromiso que se había marcado el Gobierno para transponer la directiva aprobada por la Unión Europea para un acceso más transparente de los datos recogidos en el registro mercantil. Read more...

Las organizaciones reclaman la apertura del Registro Mercantil, pendiente de que se aplique la directiva de la UE2021-07-29T12:17:37+02:00
15 Jul 2021

Freedom of Information in the Balkans: Classified, Rejected, Delayed

2021-08-27T15:50:44+02:00

Date: 15/07/2021 The global pandemic has been used as an excuse for many Balkan states to not fully implement freedom of information laws, leaving the public in the dark. Transparency has been another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. While on paper, freedom of information laws are up-to-date in almost all countries in the region, implementation is patchy at best and has grown worse since governments clamped down on the flow of information with the onset of the coronavirus. Together with journalists, public officers and the Open Government Partnership, Access Info participated in this event led by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network

Freedom of Information in the Balkans: Classified, Rejected, Delayed2021-08-27T15:50:44+02:00
30 Jun 2021

Gazetaria nga ekrani; rregullorja e re e Kuvendit cënon lirinë e medias

2021-07-13T12:39:37+02:00

Citizens Channel | 30 June 2021 Albanian- Ato janë mësuar të komunikojnë përpara kamerave, por me 9 qershor gazetarët që mbulojnë punimet e Kuvendit dhe komisionet parlamentare nuk mbanin në duar mikrofona. Me pankarta ku shkruhej: “Ne duam të raportojmë atë që shohim, jo atë që na servirin,” ata u mblodhën të protestonin kundër rregullores së re të Kuvendit të Shqipërisë, për të cilën shprehen se cënon lirinë e medias dhe të drejtën e publikut për t’u informuar. Read more...

Gazetaria nga ekrani; rregullorja e re e Kuvendit cënon lirinë e medias2021-07-13T12:39:37+02:00
29 Jun 2021

European Commission urged to make procurement transparent to protect pandemic recovery and green spending

2021-08-11T14:09:51+02:00

Brussels, 29 June 2021 – Leading transparency organisations from across Europe today alerted the European Commission to a series of weaknesses in national public procurement systems, and recommended specific measures urgently needed to protect pandemic recovery funds and green deal spending from corruption.
European Commission urged to make procurement transparent to protect pandemic recovery and green spending2021-08-11T14:09:51+02:00
24 Jun 2021

Democracy and Governance Practice Retreat 2021: In Crisis and Beyond

2021-08-27T15:30:13+02:00

Date: 24/06/2021 Public procurement (around 13% of the EU’s annual GDP) is a powerful tool for achieving social impact and is key to countries’ performance, especially amid crises. During the COVID-19 pandemic, for example, procurement is used to ensure access to life-saving medicines and to expand opportunities for small and medium businesses devastated by lockdowns. How can governments better leverage procurement as a public service to maximise social impact? How can open approaches to procurement, through open data and accessible digital tools, help us achieve better social impact, including more competition, inclusion and sustainability? In the session "Rule of Law,

Democracy and Governance Practice Retreat 2021: In Crisis and Beyond2021-08-27T15:30:13+02:00
21 Jun 2021

Spain: Government should guarantee transparency of EU recovery funds

2021-06-22T12:44:44+02:00

Madrid, 21 June 2021 – Members of the Coalición Pro Acceso and the Open Generation EU Platform have called on the Spanish government to guarantee the transparency of the European pandemic recover funds, after a report revealed the lack of mechanisms for public oversight of these funds. 
Spain: Government should guarantee transparency of EU recovery funds2021-06-22T12:44:44+02:00
21 Jun 2021

España suspende en la transparencia de la gestión de los fondos europeos, según organizaciones independientes

2021-06-29T10:12:09+02:00

Newtral | 21/06/2021 In Spanish-  España no cumple con cuatro de los seis requisitos analizados por Open Procurement EU Coalition, una alianza de organizaciones para comprobar la transparencia en la gestión del Fondo de Recuperación y Resiliencia de la UE. Read more...

España suspende en la transparencia de la gestión de los fondos europeos, según organizaciones independientes2021-06-29T10:12:09+02:00
15 Jun 2021

EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility spending at risk due to lack of transparency

2021-06-25T11:45:45+02:00

Madrid, 15 June 2021- The EU’s massive commitment to spend €672.5 billion on the recovery from the pandemic is at risk of corruption and misuse due to a serious lack of transparency and accountability mechanisms, according to an analysis by civil society organisations from across Europe.
EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility spending at risk due to lack of transparency2021-06-25T11:45:45+02:00