Date: 07/05/2018 Place: Headquarters of the Secretaría de Estado de Función Pública , Madrid
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Proceso | 25/04/2018 Spanish - El sábado 21 fue anunciado un acuerdo de principio en la renegociación del tratado comercial entre México y la Unión Europea (UE). Hasta este miércoles 25, la manera en que cada una de las partes había comunicado a sus ciudadanos los resultados de ese proceso de negociación –comenzado hace dos años– exhibió dos culturas informativas y de rendición de cuentas desiguales. Read more...
Date: 18/04/2018 Place: Lisbon
Legal Dialogue| 12/04/2018 English - Citizens have a right to know how their money is being spent by governments, investigative journalists have a right to obtain information for their investigations, civil society organizations are fighting to get better access to data around Europe—all of them are exercising the old European right of access to information. Read more...
Date: 11/04/2018 – 15/04/2018 Place: Perugia, Italy
The General Court of the European Union rules in favour of greater openness of the EU legislative processHelen Darbishire2018-11-13T10:03:04+01:00
Madrid, 23 March 2018 – Access Info has welcomed the 22 March 2018 judgment of the General Court of the European Union in the case of De Capitani v Parliament, a ruling in favour of legislative transparency. The Court found that the European Parliament was wrong when, in 2016, it denied Emilio De Capitani, a former senior official at the Parliament, access to documents produced in the EU’s secretive, informal, “trilogue” negotiations between the Council, Commission, and Parliament. The General Court emphasised that “openness strengthens democracy by allowing scrutiny of the legislative process” and that “the possibility for citizens to
Date: 21/03/2018 Place: Conference Hall of Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón Foundation, Madrid
European Parliament urged to support protections for right of access to information in wake of killing of Slovak journalistHelen Darbishire2020-01-29T11:30:29+01:00
Madrid, 13 March 2018 – In light of the shocking news that Jan Kuciak was likely killed as a result of his work as an investigative journalist and whose freedom of information requests may have been passed to the subject of his inquiry, a total of 61 civil society organizations today wrote to the European Parliament calling for stronger safeguards for those who exercise the right of access to information. The statement and the list of signatories can be found here Please contact Access Info to add your organisation The statement, sent to all 751 Members of the European Parliament
Madrid/Brussels, 13 March 2018 Dear Member of the European Parliament In advance of tomorrow's parliamentary debate on the killing of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, please find below a statement signed by 61 civil society organisations from across Europe and elsewhere expressing their concern about the fact that his investigation may have been exposed after he submitted request for information, and calling on the European Union to take action to help protect journalists and all those who exercise their fundamental right of access to information. More details can be found in this story by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting
Madrid, 2 March 2018 – Access Info Europe has welcomed today the start of proactive publication of EU Commissioners travel expenses as a positive step towards greater transparency and accountability of spending of public funds. Proactive publication of this information had been a crucial demand of Access Info, which has led a campaign for greater transparency of travel expenses since 2014. Finally, in September 2017 the European Commission had announced changes to Commissioners’ code of conduct that would require publication of these expenses every two months. Since Wednesday (28 February 2018), the information is publicly available online, although it’s not