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17 May 2022

Call for participants! – Active citizenship youth project

2022-05-19T15:27:40+02:00

Madrid, 17 May 2022 – 10 partner organisations from 10 EU countries invite 30 young people to a one-week experience in Luxembourg on the topic of active citizenship. The EU Democracy Rally gives you the chance to experience a variety of activities, games and tools to sharpen your skills in active citizenship: public speaking and negotiations, storytelling, video journalism, (digital) well-being, language animation, access to information, campaigning, and more. Who can apply? Those aged 18 to 30 years old who are citizens or residents of one of the 10 eligible countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Spain,

Call for participants! – Active citizenship youth project2022-05-19T15:27:40+02:00
28 Apr 2022

Asturias, sin Consejo de Transparencia tres años después de la entrada en vigor de la ley

2022-04-28T13:29:20+02:00

Radiotelevisión del Principado de Asturias | 27/04/2022 Spanish - El Consejo de Transparencia del Principado sigue sin construirse tres años después de la entrada en vigor de la ley autonómica. Los grupos no han encontrado un candidato de consenso y los expertos consultado en TPA Noticias instan a los diputados a llegar a un acuerdo. Read more...

Asturias, sin Consejo de Transparencia tres años después de la entrada en vigor de la ley2022-04-28T13:29:20+02:00
30 Mar 2022

Malta Tribunal decides case in favour of Access Info and extends the right to information to non-residents

2022-03-30T14:03:23+02:00

30 March 2022 – Access Info has successfully defended the right of access to information in Malta, winning a court ruling from Malta’s Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal that all EU citizens have a right to submit information requests. The case arose from an August 2019 request for data on migration to Malta submitted by an Italian citizen working at Access Info’s Madrid office. The request was refused by Malta’s Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security on the grounds that she was not a Maltese resident. Malta’s 2008 Freedom of Information Act says that requesters must be both

Malta Tribunal decides case in favour of Access Info and extends the right to information to non-residents2022-03-30T14:03:23+02:00
11 Mar 2022

Is the Guardian of the Treaties Doing Enough for EU Transparency? MEPs don’t seem to think so!

2022-03-11T12:52:13+01:00

Madrid, 11 March 2022 – On 10 March 2022, following the scandal about the Commission refusing access to President Ursula von der Leyen’s text messages, the European Parliament held a plenary session to discuss application of the EU’s access to documents rules, known as Regulation 1049/2001. Yet, the Commission President, much like her text message conversation with the CEO of Pfizer, was nowhere to be found. Rachel Hanna, Legal Researcher at Access Info reports. The Commission’s decision to refuse an access to documents request regarding text messages exchanged between President Ursula von der Leyen and the CEO of Pfizer on

Is the Guardian of the Treaties Doing Enough for EU Transparency? MEPs don’t seem to think so!2022-03-11T12:52:13+01:00
9 Mar 2022

Advocating for greater data transparency

2022-03-09T17:24:51+01:00

Global Data Barometer | 04/10/2021 English - Access Info Europe is the regional partner for the Global Data Barometer (GDB) in Europe coordinating 27 countries across Europe, the Americas, Oceania and Asia. Access Info Europe is a human rights organisation established in Madrid in 2006, dedicated to promoting and protecting the right of access to information. Access Info runs a range of projects designed to leverage the right to information in order to increase participation and accountability, to defend human rights, and to advance democracy. Read more...

Advocating for greater data transparency2022-03-09T17:24:51+01:00
9 Mar 2022

Transparency to Track Hidden Wealth

2022-03-09T14:28:54+01:00

9 March 2022 - As the Russian onslaught on Ukraine continues, 127 leading transparency, anti-corruption, journalist and open data organisations today issued a statement calling on European Union Institutions and Member States to act urgently to open company and beneficial ownership registers so as to facilitate tracking the hidden wealth of Russian oligarchs and to ensure effective sanctions. The EU and its allies have rallied to support Ukraine, but without a robust system of transparent company and beneficial ownership data, detecting hidden Russian wealth is difficult, given that many use family members and networks of shell companies to conceal their

Transparency to Track Hidden Wealth2022-03-09T14:28:54+01:00
9 Mar 2022

Act now – open up company and beneficial ownership registers across Europe!

2022-03-18T15:32:55+01:00

This statement, signed by 127 leading transparency, anti-corruption, journalist and open data organisations call upon the European Union Institutions and Member States: act now and open up all company and beneficial ownership registers across the European Union to the public! This is crucial in exposing assets and money of Russian oligarchs in the EU. We are deeply horrified by Putin's incursion into Ukraine and the violation of the rule of law, human rights, and state sovereignty. We support the European Union in collectively taking a strong stance to defend democracy and our common values. The sanctions imposed - freezing assets,

Act now – open up company and beneficial ownership registers across Europe!2022-03-18T15:32:55+01:00
7 Mar 2022

Pandora Papers: How Long Before We Have Open Company Registers?

2022-03-07T12:09:32+01:00

SDG Watch Europe | 04/10/2021 English - Helen Darbishire, Director of Access Info Europe, reflects on what the Pandora Papers tell us about anti-corruption and integrity instruments in Europe, and calls on the European Commission to move urgently on opening up company registers. Helen is a member of the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership, and is Chair of the UNCAC Coalition, a global civil society network working to combat corruption. Read more...

Pandora Papers: How Long Before We Have Open Company Registers?2022-03-07T12:09:32+01:00
21 Feb 2022

OGP Summit Side Panel: How strong is your right to know?

2022-02-21T17:17:43+01:00

14 December 2021 – The measurement of the right of access to information is still in its infancy, although there are now some important initiatives, including from UNESCO and the OECD to capture data from governments, whilst civil society projects are developing more in-depth tools to measure transparency in practice. The current state of measurement of the right to information was discussed at an expert webinar that took place on 14 December 2021 as part of the Open Government Partnership summit. The full video of the webinar can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/657069498 An important conclusion of the debate was that

OGP Summit Side Panel: How strong is your right to know?2022-02-21T17:17:43+01:00