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4 Feb 2019

Members of European Parliament vote for transparency about who lobbies them

2019-04-17T11:15:18+02:00

With a difference of four votes, there is now more transparency in lobbying of Members of the European Parliament. The European Parliament voted for MEPs to publish online information about meetings with lobbyist on 31 January 2019. The vote had to be approved by at least 376 votes for an amendment to its Rules of Procedure. With a total of 630 members of the European Parliament, 380 were for the proposal, 224 against, and 26 abstained. Now whenever members of the European Parliament interact with lobbyist their scheduled meetings and notes must be published online. For more information: https://sven-giegold.de/groundbreaking-success-lobby-transparency/   

Members of European Parliament vote for transparency about who lobbies them2019-04-17T11:15:18+02:00
3 Jul 2018

European Parliament leaders vote against spending transparency

2018-11-13T10:10:23+01:00

Madrid, 3 July 2018 – Access Info condemns the move by the European Parliament to keep secret details how Member of the European Parliament (MEPs) spend their general expenditure allowance, a lump sum amount of €4,342 per month. The vote on the evening of 2 July by the Bureau of the European Parliament, a body of 14 senior MEPs, which oversees budget and administration matters, voted down a proposal to increase transparency around the General Expenditure Allowance (GEA), which would have resulted in requiring receipts to be kept and checked and unspent funds to be returned. The 2 July

European Parliament leaders vote against spending transparency2018-11-13T10:10:23+01:00
28 Jun 2018

Montenegro: Analysis of 2017 amendments finds that they seriously undermine the Law on Free Access to Information

2019-01-17T12:01:48+01:00

Access Info and MANS call for a working group on reform of the law, possibly as part of Montenegro’s re-established OGP process Madrid/Podgorica, 28 June 2018: Access Info Europe and MANS today called on the Montenegrin government to undo its 2017 amendments to Law on Free Access to Information (originally adopted in 2006) in order to bring it back into line with international standards. In an analysis of the Law also launched today, Access Info and MANS signalled that a particular concern is Article 1, newly added in 2017, which contains a series of class exclusions such

Montenegro: Analysis of 2017 amendments finds that they seriously undermine the Law on Free Access to Information2019-01-17T12:01:48+01:00
25 Apr 2018

Acuerdo México-UE: contrastes informativos… salvo en derechos humanos

2018-11-13T09:41:08+01:00

Proceso | 25/04/2018 Spanish - El sábado 21 fue anunciado un acuerdo de principio en la renegociación del tratado comercial entre México y la Unión Europea (UE). Hasta este miércoles 25, la manera en que cada una de las partes había comunicado a sus ciudadanos los resultados de ese proceso de negociación –comenzado hace dos años– exhibió dos culturas informativas y de rendición de cuentas desiguales. Read more...

Acuerdo México-UE: contrastes informativos… salvo en derechos humanos2018-11-13T09:41:08+01:00
12 Apr 2018

Helen Darbishire: “Right of access to information is one of the instruments to defend democracy”

2018-11-13T09:41:09+01:00

Legal Dialogue| 12/04/2018 English - Citizens have a right to know how their money is being spent by governments, investigative journalists have a right to obtain information for their investigations, civil society organizations are fighting to get better access to data around Europe—all of them are exercising the old European right of access to information. Read more...

Helen Darbishire: “Right of access to information is one of the instruments to defend democracy”2018-11-13T09:41:09+01:00