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

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

European Commission rejects recommendation by Ombudsman to open up secret covid vaccine negotiations

2022-06-29T12:47:01+02:00

130,000-strong petition backs European Ombudsman ruling for Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to adhere to EU transparency rules around vaccine negotiations. Brussels, 29 June 2022 – The European Commission today doubled-down on its refusal to release text messages exchanged with Pfizer CEO, Albert Bourla, relating to negotiations of the purchase of covid vaccines in spite of calls to do so from over 130,000 citizens and the European Ombudsman. This Wednesday, rejecting the opinion by the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, who said that the text messages are subject to EU transparency rules, the European Commission is arguing instead that text

European Commission rejects recommendation by Ombudsman to open up secret covid vaccine negotiations2022-06-29T12:47:01+02:00

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

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

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

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

Spain: Why do we need so many OGP Local Members?

2022-05-19T11:06:37+02:00

Madrid, 18 May 2022 – Access Info welcomes the news that two more Spanish regions – Asturias and Valencia - have joined Open Government Partnership’s local programme, making Spain the European country with the largest number of sub-national members, at six in total.[1] Access Info is calling on these regional governments to institute strong and inclusive multi-stakeholder forums, something which three of the Spain’s other OGP local members - Aragon, the Basque Country, and Catalonia – have, but the City of Madrid does not. “As a late-comer to the field of transparency, only adopting an access to information law in

Spain: Why do we need so many OGP Local Members?2022-05-19T11:06:37+02:00

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

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