OGP governments urged to open company registers

2021-06-11T16:40:03+02:00

Madrid, 10 June 2021- Speaking at the Ministerial Level meeting of the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee, Helen Darbishire of Access Info, in her role as a civil society member of the Steering Committee, stressed the need to act on the transparency agenda that the pandemic has indicated should be a top priority.
OGP governments urged to open company registers2021-06-11T16:40:03+02:00

Sustainable Development Goals and the fight against corruption

2021-06-04T13:24:19+02:00

Date: 04/06/2021 Experts from free expression and civil society communities discussed how UNCAC Member States should implement commitments to enhance civic space, protect civil society organisations and journalists working on anti-corruption initiatives, and improving public access to information and transparency. The panel examined public access to information as an enabler for corruption prevention and enforcement and how important it is for journalists and civil society organisations be able to effectively operate and therefore improve implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the SDGs. The panel discussion further highlighted that supporting anti-corruption work and those who initiate it

Sustainable Development Goals and the fight against corruption2021-06-04T13:24:19+02:00

La obligación de detallar el pago de impuestos en la UE por parte de las multinacionales arrancará en 2023

2021-06-04T11:29:35+02:00

Newtral | 03/06/2021 In Spanish- Las empresas que facturen más de 750 millones de euros, tengan su sede en la Unión Europea o no, tendrán que indicar cuántos impuestos pagan en cada país miembros de la UE, entre otros detalles. El Parlamento Europeo y Consejo Europeo han llegado a un acuerdo para obligar a las multinacionales a informar sobre sus cuentas y a revelar anualmente la cantidad de impuestos que pagan en cada país miembro de la Unión Europea (UE), entre otros detalles. Desde el gabinete de prensa del Parlamento Europeo estiman que, si se aprueba la directiva a finales

La obligación de detallar el pago de impuestos en la UE por parte de las multinacionales arrancará en 20232021-06-04T11:29:35+02:00

Open company registers across EU at risk because of revenue concerns of just three Member States

2021-06-07T16:44:50+02:00

Madrid, 3 June 2021- The European Commission is considering going back on the promise of requiring Member States to open company registers because a handful of rich countries – Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands – could lose income from selling this data, Access Info has discovered.
Open company registers across EU at risk because of revenue concerns of just three Member States2021-06-07T16:44:50+02:00

Global Data Barometer Capacity Building session

2021-05-27T13:01:52+02:00

Date: 25/05/2021 The Global Data Barometer (GDB)  kicked off the first capacity building session to support regional partners in data collection. GDB Director of Strategy & Partnerships Veronica Cretu took the lead during the presentations with a question on the key ingredients for successful data collection. Several research coordinators identified communication and consistency elements during data collection. Key details about the different stages of the research process were shared during the event. The following regional partners participated in the session: Access Info Europe LDRI-Africa ILDA-Latam IDFI-Georgia OpenData-Kosovo InfoCulture-Russia

Global Data Barometer Capacity Building session2021-05-27T13:01:52+02:00

El Congreso debate establecer un registro de ‘lobbies’ similar al que ya existe en Cataluña, Castilla-La Mancha y Madrid

2021-05-24T12:21:10+02:00

Newtral | 24/05/2021 In Spanish- Pese a la falta de regulación estatal, tres comunidades autónomas cuentan con un registro de grupos de presión o lobbies donde los ciudadanos pueden consultar quiénes pueden influir directa o indirectamente en la elaboración de normas y de políticas públicas. Read more...

El Congreso debate establecer un registro de ‘lobbies’ similar al que ya existe en Cataluña, Castilla-La Mancha y Madrid2021-05-24T12:21:10+02:00

Widening and Deepening: Coming of Age Challenges for EU Transparency Anno 2021

2021-05-25T13:01:18+02:00

Date: 24/05/2021 On 30 May 2021, Regulation 1049/01 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, will celebrate its 20th birthday. As happens in all life cycles, the surrounding environment has changed considerably in the intervening years, some might even say radically. The political, legal and digital context is a very different one twenty years after the Regulation was conceived, negotiated and saw the light of day. This is a timely moment to look back with a number of key players at the time the Regulation was adopted about the particular political (European Parliament and Council) constellations that

Widening and Deepening: Coming of Age Challenges for EU Transparency Anno 20212021-05-25T13:01:18+02:00

Buenas prácticas de participación ciudadana en la mejora de la información pública durante la pandemia COVID-19

2021-05-25T11:23:44+02:00

Date: 24/05/2021 Patricia González, Legal Researcher and Campaigner at Access Info Europe, participated in the international webinar "Best Practices of Citizen Participation in Improving Public Information during the Pandemic COVID-19", hosted by the following organisations: Instituto de Acceso a la Información Pública de Honduras (IAPI); Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) en Honduras; Programa de la Unión Europea con América Latina (EUROsociAL+); y Red de Transparencia y Acceso a la Información (RTA).

Buenas prácticas de participación ciudadana en la mejora de la información pública durante la pandemia COVID-192021-05-25T11:23:44+02:00

Open Government and Media

2021-05-31T10:18:25+02:00

Date:  21/05/2021 In the framework of Open Government Week, held from 17-21 May, the Spanish National Institute of Public Administration (INAP) hosted an event entitled Open Government and the Media. Helen Darbishire, Executive Director of Access Info Europe, attended this workshop which was coordinated by Cristina Monge Lasierra, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Zaragoza and Vice-President of the Open Government Forum. The event was presented by Consuelo Sánchez Naranjo, Director General of INAP, and Olivié Bayón Céspedes, Director General of Public Governance of the Ministry of Territorial Policy and Public Function. Guests included senior government officials, journalists,

Open Government and Media2021-05-31T10:18:25+02:00

Open Government Week 2021: Survey finds European civil society is working largely unfunded on national Open Government Partnership activities

2021-06-07T16:44:25+02:00

Madrid, 21 May 2021- As Open Government week is celebrated around the world, a survey of 24 transparency organisations reveals that most national Open Government Partnership work in Europe is largely unfunded: of an estimated total value of OGP-related work of € 435,220 reported by survey respondents, a full 60%, or €261,130 is unfunded.
Open Government Week 2021: Survey finds European civil society is working largely unfunded on national Open Government Partnership activities2021-06-07T16:44:25+02:00