15 Jun 2021

EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility spending at risk due to lack of transparency

2021-06-15T15:06:03+02:00

Madrid, 15 June 2021- The EU’s massive commitment to spend €672.5 billion on the recovery from the pandemic is at risk of corruption and misuse due to a serious lack of transparency and accountability mechanisms, according to an analysis by civil society organisations from across Europe.
EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility spending at risk due to lack of transparency2021-06-15T15:06:03+02:00
16 Jan 2020

RECORD project: Public Procurement Glossary

2021-06-15T13:15:15+02:00

Madrid, 15 January 2020- Leading transparency and anti-corruption organisations from across Europe have today released the Public Procurement Glossary, a guide on the terminology used in public procurement processes, with the goal of making it easier for civil society and journalists to monitor for corruption and wrongdoing in local procurement processes.
RECORD project: Public Procurement Glossary2021-06-15T13:15:15+02:00
20 Dec 2016

EU Ombudsman proposes publishing names of officials to improve transparency in public procurement processes

2021-06-15T13:08:25+02:00

Madrid, 20 December 2016 – Access Info Europe has welcomed the European Ombudsman’s recommendation that the European Commission systematically obtain consent to publish the names of public officials charged with decision-making on public procurement prior to their appointment. The Ombudsman’s proposal follows a complaint submitted by Access Info after the European Commission refused to grant full public access to evaluation documents concerning a public procurement process financed by the EU in Serbia. The suggestion for improvement, which also considers that such consent should be a condition of appointment, stated, “In order effectively to guarantee transparency and maintain public trust in

EU Ombudsman proposes publishing names of officials to improve transparency in public procurement processes2021-06-15T13:08:25+02:00
4 Mar 2015

Access Info files complaint before EU Ombudsman on procurement transparency in Serbia

2021-06-15T13:08:32+02:00

[UPDATE - We received a reply from the EU Ombudsman on 1 April 2015 regarding our case and are awaiting a reply from the Commission on the issue.] Madrid, 4 March 2015 - Access Info Europe has criticised the European Commission’s refusal to provide full disclosure of an evaluation document about the procurement process for a water sewage plant in Serbia, in a complaint sent today to the European Ombudsman. [1] Access Info was denied access to the names of the companies that applied for a tender contract, the names of the committee members who chose the winner of the

Access Info files complaint before EU Ombudsman on procurement transparency in Serbia2021-06-15T13:08:32+02:00
26 Feb 2014

Launch of new global campaign to stop secret government contracting

2021-06-15T13:10:04+02:00

Madrid, 27 February 2014 - Today sees the launch of a new global campaign, Stop Secret Contracts, calling on world leaders to end secrecy in public contracting. The campaign is coordinated by the Open Knowledge Foundation, and signed by Access Info Europe along with  signatories including Global Witness, Integrity Action, the International Budget Partnership, the Sunlight Foundation and Transparency International. The need for openness and transparency in contracting is an issue which has gathered increasing momentum in recent years. The global value of government contracts estimated at $9.5 trillion [1], but even in countries with strong government transparency laws the

Launch of new global campaign to stop secret government contracting2021-06-15T13:10:04+02:00