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1 Dec 2022

Lack of data to fight corruption and climate change! Find out how EU countries perform in the Global Data Barometer

2022-12-02T12:05:51+01:00

Join us on 16 December 2022 at 14:00h CET on Zoom for the launch of the European region results of the first Global Data Barometer (GDB). We will be discussing how Europe is the strongest region globally on data for public good, but still only has a middling score of 51% overall. The report reveals which data exists and which is missing in areas such as anti-corruption, company & beneficial ownership information, climate action, and health and covid. For 21 European countries, we will be discussing what we can learn from the highest scoring country Estonia with 67% and the

Lack of data to fight corruption and climate change! Find out how EU countries perform in the Global Data Barometer2022-12-02T12:05:51+01:00
28 Nov 2022

Global Civil Society Organisations Concerned About European Court Ruling on Beneficial Ownership Transparency

2022-11-30T15:11:57+01:00

As European Union and African Union representatives meet in Brussels on Monday 28 November 2022 to review progress following the EU-AU Summit in February, 34 African and European civil society organisations have raised concerns about threats to ground-breaking EU transparency measures, which could undermine all that has been put in place to prevent and combat the problem of illicit financial flows out of Africa. The 34 organisations state: “Illicit financial flows rob African nations of almost US$89 billion each year. Anonymous companies are often used as the get-away vehicles of the corrupt, helping syphon these funds out of Africa

Global Civil Society Organisations Concerned About European Court Ruling on Beneficial Ownership Transparency2022-11-30T15:11:57+01:00
28 Nov 2022

EU Court of Justice decision to “invalidate” transparency in beneficial ownership is a blow to the right to know

2022-11-28T10:13:19+01:00

European Federation of Journalists | 25/11/2022 English - In a landmark decision on 22 November 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the EU anti-money laundering directive’s provisions on access to beneficial ownership registers are “invalid”. The court found that the directive (AMLD5, 2018) interferes with the privacy and personal data protection rights of beneficial owners and should therefore not be made available to a wide public. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) denounced a decision restricting the freedom of information in favour of business interests. Read more...

EU Court of Justice decision to “invalidate” transparency in beneficial ownership is a blow to the right to know2022-11-28T10:13:19+01:00
23 Nov 2022

Open Beneficial Ownership Register Rules Declared Invalid by EU’s Highest Court

2022-11-25T11:07:47+01:00

Madrid, 23 November 2022 – The Court of Justice of the European Union on 22 November 2022 declared invalid the provision of the Fifth European Union Anti-Money Laundering Directive that requires EU countries to provide public access to beneficial ownership registers. In a ruling that has sent shockwaves through Europe’s anti-corruption and transparency community, the Court found that the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5, 2018) is too loosely framed and provides for overly-wide public access to the registers without a proper justification of the necessity and proportionality of the interference with the rights to privacy and personal data protection of

Open Beneficial Ownership Register Rules Declared Invalid by EU’s Highest Court2022-11-25T11:07:47+01:00
17 Nov 2022

Un appello a sostegno di Roberto Saviano nel processo per diffamazione della Presidente Meloni

2022-11-17T10:35:04+01:00

LIBERA INFORMAZIONE | 16/11/2022 Italian - I partner della coalizione CASE, con il sostegno del gruppo italiano e del Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), esprimono la propria solidarietà a Roberto Saviano riguardo al procedimento penale per diffamazione aggravata avviato nei suoi confronti dall’attuale Presidente del Consiglio Giorgia Meloni. Read more...

Un appello a sostegno di Roberto Saviano nel processo per diffamazione della Presidente Meloni2022-11-17T10:35:04+01:00
10 Nov 2022

Don’t miss the opportunity! UNESCO free, online course on Access to Information is still up and running

2022-11-10T09:59:36+01:00

Madrid, 10 November 2022 – UNESCO and the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) recently launched a massive open online course (MOOC) about the right of access to information with the aim to offer people worldwide the opportunity to learn about this fundamental right. The course is free for everyone, it takes just six hours to complete, and provides official certification from UNESCO upon completion. This course is an excellent opportunity for public officials, journalists, civil society, students, and all those who have an appetite to increase or reinforce their knowledge on the right of access to information (ATI). Thaís

Don’t miss the opportunity! UNESCO free, online course on Access to Information is still up and running2022-11-10T09:59:36+01:00
8 Nov 2022

Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation Joins Battle For MPs’ Expenses To Be Disclosed To European Court Of Human Rights

2022-11-08T13:07:23+01:00

Lovin Malta | 04/11/2022 English - The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation and 11 other “access to information” organisations from across Europe have submitted a brief to the European Court of Human Rights in a case against France demonstrating that information about expenses by members of parliament (MPs) falls under the scope of access to information laws and should be disclosed. Read more...

Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation Joins Battle For MPs’ Expenses To Be Disclosed To European Court Of Human Rights2022-11-08T13:07:23+01:00
4 Nov 2022

MPs’ expenses should be disclosed in response to information requests: Civil Society Brief to the European Court of Human Rights

2022-11-04T15:28:24+01:00

Photo: The French Assememblée Nationale in Paris, and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Strasbourg, 3 November 2022 - Access Info, ARTICLE 19, and ten access to information organisations from across Europe have submitted a brief to the European Court of Human Rights in a case against France demonstrating that information about expenses by members of parliament (MPs) falls under the scope of access to information laws and should be disclosed. Gathering comparative law and practice from across Europe, the third-party intervention – also known as an “amicus curiae” or friend of the court brief – was

MPs’ expenses should be disclosed in response to information requests: Civil Society Brief to the European Court of Human Rights2022-11-04T15:28:24+01:00
17 Oct 2022

Malta: Civil society calls for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia on fifth anniversary of her assassination

2022-10-17T16:32:52+02:00

Valletta, 16 October 2022 – Access Info is one of 36 freedom of expression and information groups which have denounced the Maltese government's lack of ambition and transparency in press freedom reforms and renewed calls for full justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia. The full statement reads as follows: Five years ago today, investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was brutally assassinated in a car bomb attack in Malta. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues. Together with them, we continue to fight for full justice. Today is a day to remember and celebrate her fearless journalism, the far-reaching impact of

Malta: Civil society calls for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia on fifth anniversary of her assassination2022-10-17T16:32:52+02:00
10 Oct 2022

Ha llegado el momento de abrir los archivos secretos sin trampas ni cartón

2022-10-10T10:29:13+02:00

El Siglo De Europa | 07/10/2022 Spanish - Sorprende, si es que hay algo que todavía pueda sorprendernos, que a estas alturas de nuestra democracia no se haya intentado hasta ahora mismo promulgar una ley, verdaderamente democrática, sobre los secretos oficiales. Digo “democrática” porque todavía nos regimos por la de 1968, en pleno franquismo, modificada parcialmente, muy parcialmente, en 1978. Read more...

Ha llegado el momento de abrir los archivos secretos sin trampas ni cartón2022-10-10T10:29:13+02:00