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4 Jul 2022

La voz de las mujeres por el derecho a la información

2022-07-04T17:12:17+02:00

EXPANSIÓN política | 30/06/2022 Spanish - Desde la necesidad de empoderar a las mujeres a través del acceso a la información, pasando por el reto de regular la inteligencia artificial y la necesidad de disminuir la brecha digital, fueron algunas de las discusiones relevantes en las mesas de trabajo que diversas representantes de los cinco continentes llevaron a la décimo tercera edición de la Conferencia Internacional de Comisionados de Información (ICIC). Read more...

La voz de las mujeres por el derecho a la información2022-07-04T17:12:17+02:00
30 Jun 2022

EU gibt Chats zu Impfstoffdeal nicht frei

2022-06-30T15:43:10+02:00

news.ORF.at | 30/06/2022 German - Rund um den Ankauf von Impfstoffen des Herstellers Pfizer durch die EU-Kommission gibt es immer noch ungeklärte Fragen. Im Zentrum stehen Textnachrichten von Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen mit Pfizer-Chef Albert Bourla. Ein Antrag auf Herausgabe der Chats wurde von der Kommission abgelehnt, nun legte die Behörde nach Kritik der EU-Ombudsfrau Emily O’Reilly nach. Read more...

EU gibt Chats zu Impfstoffdeal nicht frei2022-06-30T15:43:10+02:00
30 Jun 2022

Von der Leyen’s texts are not a private matter

2022-06-30T15:37:21+02:00

POLITICO | 30/06/2022 English - In the spring of 2021, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was in a pickle. AstraZeneca, a leading manufacturer of COVID-19 vaccines, was not delivering the quantities promised, and the Commission was under heavy fire for failing to make their advance purchase agreements legally airtight, so as to prevent the company from prioritizing other countries — chiefly the United Kingdom. So, in a bid to secure a new vaccine supply, von der Leyen took to a tool of essential importance at the highest level of politics — her smartphone. Read more...

Von der Leyen’s texts are not a private matter2022-06-30T15:37:21+02:00
23 Jun 2022

Almost 200 signatories ask the European Commission to open company ownership

2022-06-23T17:04:30+02:00

Madrid, 23 June 2022 - 182 organisations, journalists, academics, and individuals have signed a petition calling on the European Commission to ensure company ownership transparency in the EU. The petition comes as a response to the Commission’s draft Implementing Regulation for the Open Data Directive, which proposes the publication of only basic company information and company documents, without the names of company legal owners, legal representatives, and beneficial owners. The broad range of organisations and individuals adhering to this petition indicate the importance of open company registers: without company ownership information, CSOs and journalists would not have access to the

Almost 200 signatories ask the European Commission to open company ownership2022-06-23T17:04:30+02:00
16 Jun 2022

Transparenz in Österreich – Amtsgeheimnis

2022-06-16T10:39:52+02:00

ZEIT ONLINE | 08/06/2022 German - In einer weltweiten Transparenz-Rangliste liegt Österreich auf dem letzten Platz. Mathias Huter, Obmann des Forums für Informationsfreiheit in Wien, erklärt die Gründe und schlägt vor, was sich ändern muss. Read more...

Transparenz in Österreich – Amtsgeheimnis2022-06-16T10:39:52+02:00
13 Jun 2022

Act Now! Have your say on EU company ownership transparency – Follow our guidance on how to participate in the public consultation

2022-06-13T16:01:06+02:00

Madrid, 13 June 2022 – We are urging civil society organisations, journalists and citizens across Europe to participate in the European Commission’s consultation on whether or not company registers should be open. The consultation is open until Tuesday 21 June 2022 (midnight Brussels time). What is this about?  The consultation is on the Open Data Directive, adopted in 2019, which promised to open up company and company ownership data, including the names of the legal and beneficial owners. This information is currently available to all who have the means to pay for the data, with costs ranging up to €11

Act Now! Have your say on EU company ownership transparency – Follow our guidance on how to participate in the public consultation2022-06-13T16:01:06+02:00
1 Jun 2022

Don’t let the European Commission go back on its promise to open up EU company ownership – have your say in the Public Consultation!

2022-06-01T13:03:29+02:00

Madrid, 1 June 2022 – Under the EU’s Open Data Directive, company registration and ownership information should be available as open data. In a surprise move, the European Commission is now proposing, via a long-overdue Implementing Regulation, that the names of the owners of companies will not be made available for free. As a result, SMEs, businesses, academia, journalists and CSOs will not get access to information that is vital in due diligence, innovation and preventing corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing. Join leading transparency and open data activists in a public briefing to discuss next steps and how to

Don’t let the European Commission go back on its promise to open up EU company ownership – have your say in the Public Consultation!2022-06-01T13:03:29+02:00
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