3 Jun 2021

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
19 Apr 2021

EU General Court reduces the legal costs claimed by Frontex against transparency activists

2021-04-19T17:00:47+02:00

Madrid, 19 April 2021 – Access Info Europe today gave a cautious welcome to the ruling of the General Court of the European Union that Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, had overcharged when it issued a legal bill of €23,700 to two transparency activists after they lost a court case, and that this amount should be reduced to €10,520.
EU General Court reduces the legal costs claimed by Frontex against transparency activists2021-04-19T17:00:47+02:00
19 Mar 2021

MEPs to vote on Frontex claiming legal costs from transparency activists

2021-04-01T14:37:29+02:00

Madrid/Brussels, 19 March 2021– Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the Budget Control Committee will vote on Monday 22 March 2021 on whether or not Frontex was right to claim €23,700.81 from two transparency activists after they lost an access to documents case at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
MEPs to vote on Frontex claiming legal costs from transparency activists2021-04-01T14:37:29+02:00
11 Mar 2021

Win for Transparency: European Parliament supports amending Article 113 of Fisheries Control Regulation

2021-04-01T14:38:12+02:00

Madrid, 11 March 2021– Access Info Europe welcomes the vote by the European Parliament to remove limits on access to information in the controversial Article 113 of the EU’s Fisheries Control regulation.
Win for Transparency: European Parliament supports amending Article 113 of Fisheries Control Regulation2021-04-01T14:38:12+02:00
9 Mar 2021

Call on MEPs to end Secrecy of EU Fishing Controls

2021-04-01T14:38:30+02:00

Madrid/Brussels, 9 March 2021– MEPs are being urged to vote on 9 March 2021 to end secrecy surrounding the control of fishing by removing a controversial clause that dates from 1993, long before the EU’s transparency norms got adopted.
Call on MEPs to end Secrecy of EU Fishing Controls2021-04-01T14:38:30+02:00
14 Jan 2021

NGOs urge the European Parliament to end secrecy in how fishing rules are enforced

2021-05-18T14:26:24+02:00

Brussels, 14 January 2021 - 72 civil society organisations from the EU and across the globe have called on Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to end secrecy around how fishing activities are controlled and sanctioned in a crucial vote to be taken in the Fisheries Committee on 26 January 2021. In a letter sent to all MEPs, the signatories warn that the lack of transparency in the current implementation of the EU Fisheries Control Regulation means the law is in fact failing to prevent illegal fishing. This, in turn, is a major threat to the sustainability of marine resources,

NGOs urge the European Parliament to end secrecy in how fishing rules are enforced2021-05-18T14:26:24+02:00
18 Dec 2020

EU Council urged to end Corporate Lobbying

2020-12-22T11:01:17+01:00

Access Info Europe today joined Corporate Europe Observatory, Transparência e Integridade and 63 other civil society organisations from across Europe, calling on the incoming Portuguese Presidency of the European Union to push for much needed lobby transparency, accountability and democratic reforms within the Council.
EU Council urged to end Corporate Lobbying2020-12-22T11:01:17+01:00
17 Nov 2020

Council of Europe prepares for Entry into Force of the Tromsø Convention on Access to Official Documents

2020-11-18T12:05:34+01:00

Strasbourg (virtual participation), 17 November 2020 – Access Info today called on all member states of the Council of Europe to sign and ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents – the Tromsø Convention – with a particular call on France, Germany, Italy and the UK to follow Spain in ensuring that Europe’s largest countries are party to the Convention.
Council of Europe prepares for Entry into Force of the Tromsø Convention on Access to Official Documents2020-11-18T12:05:34+01:00
31 Aug 2020

European Medicines Agency: Open letter calling for an email address

2021-04-01T14:32:57+02:00

Madrid, 31 August 2020 – An open letter, signed by 28 health organisations, transparency associations, and academics, has called on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to take the simple step of providing an email address so that EU citizens can send access to documents requests directly via email.
European Medicines Agency: Open letter calling for an email address2021-04-01T14:32:57+02:00
13 Jul 2020

Why continued support for transparency is essential to recovering from the coronavirus crisis

2020-07-13T10:08:05+02:00

Madrid, 13 July 2020 – Access Info Europe has joined 83 civil society organisations from around the world in calling on donors to continue funding transparency and accountability in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis. In an open letter, the signatories welcomed efforts by donors to redirect funds towards potential new needs arising from the covid-19 pandemic, but also stressed the need to keep investment in civil society work on access to information and data disclosure during the recovery phase and beyond. “It has become crystal clear during the past four months that transparent, open,

Why continued support for transparency is essential to recovering from the coronavirus crisis2020-07-13T10:08:05+02:00