18 May 2022

España: ¿Por qué necesitamos tantos miembros locales de OGP?

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

Madrid, 18 de mayo de 2022 – Access Info da la bienvenida a la noticia sobre la incorporación de otras dos Comunidades Autónomas, Asturias y Comunidad Valenciana, al programa local de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto, convirtiendo a España en el país europeo con mayor número de miembros locales, seis en total.[1] Access Info pide a estos gobiernos regionales la creación de foros de múltiples partes interesadas sólidos e inclusivos, algo que ya tienen tres de los otros miembros locales de OGP en España: Aragón, Cataluña y País Vasco, pero no el Ayuntamiento de Madrid. “Como uno de los

España: ¿Por qué necesitamos tantos miembros locales de OGP?2022-05-19T11:05:02+02:00
17 May 2022

¡Buscamos Participantes! – Proyecto de Ciudadanía Activa con Jóvenes

2022-05-19T15:29:04+02:00

Madrid, 17 mayo 2022 – 10 organizaciones de 10 países de la Unión European invitan a 30 jóvenes a participar en una experiencia sobre ciudadanía activa de una semana de duración en la ciudad de Luxemburgo. El proyecto ‘EU Democracy Rally’ te dará la oportunidad de experimentar toda una variedad de actividades, juegos y herramientas para potenciar tus habilidades de ciudadano/a activo/a: oratoria y negociaciones, storytelling, videoperiodismo, bienestar (digital), animación del lenguaje, acceso a la información, diseño de campañas, y mucho más. ¿Quién puede participar? Jóvenes de entre 18 y 30 años, ciudadanos o residentes de uno de los 10

¡Buscamos Participantes! – Proyecto de Ciudadanía Activa con Jóvenes2022-05-19T15:29:04+02:00
30 Mar 2022

Malta Tribunal decides case in favour of Access Info and extends the right to information to non-residents

2022-03-30T14:03:23+02:00

30 March 2022 – Access Info has successfully defended the right of access to information in Malta, winning a court ruling from Malta’s Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal that all EU citizens have a right to submit information requests. The case arose from an August 2019 request for data on migration to Malta submitted by an Italian citizen working at Access Info’s Madrid office. The request was refused by Malta’s Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security on the grounds that she was not a Maltese resident. Malta’s 2008 Freedom of Information Act says that requesters must be both

Malta Tribunal decides case in favour of Access Info and extends the right to information to non-residents2022-03-30T14:03:23+02:00
11 Mar 2022

Is the Guardian of the Treaties Doing Enough for EU Transparency? MEPs don’t seem to think so!

2022-03-11T12:52:13+01:00

Madrid, 11 March 2022 – On 10 March 2022, following the scandal about the Commission refusing access to President Ursula von der Leyen’s text messages, the European Parliament held a plenary session to discuss application of the EU’s access to documents rules, known as Regulation 1049/2001. Yet, the Commission President, much like her text message conversation with the CEO of Pfizer, was nowhere to be found. Rachel Hanna, Legal Researcher at Access Info reports. The Commission’s decision to refuse an access to documents request regarding text messages exchanged between President Ursula von der Leyen and the CEO of Pfizer on

Is the Guardian of the Treaties Doing Enough for EU Transparency? MEPs don’t seem to think so!2022-03-11T12:52:13+01:00
10 Mar 2022

Es imprescindible la transparencia inmediata sobre la propiedad de las empresas para revelar la riqueza oculta de los oligarcas rusos en la UE

2022-03-10T11:22:41+01:00

Madrid, 2 de marzo de 2022 – Helen Darbishire y Rachel Hanna de Access Info Europe explican el porqué la transparencia es fundamental para garantizar la eficacia de las sanciones contra Rusia. Tras la invasión de Ucrania, ha habido indignación mundial por el flagrante desprecio de Rusia hacia el derecho internacional, los derechos humanos y el principio de soberanía de los Estados. En un intento por disuadir a Putin de intensificar la acción militar en Ucrania, la Unión Europea (UE) y sus aliados se han unido para decidir sanciones que apuntan directamente a los oligarcas rusos, congelando sus activos, que

Es imprescindible la transparencia inmediata sobre la propiedad de las empresas para revelar la riqueza oculta de los oligarcas rusos en la UE2022-03-10T11:22:41+01:00
9 Mar 2022

Transparency to Track Hidden Wealth

2022-03-09T14:28:54+01:00

9 March 2022 - As the Russian onslaught on Ukraine continues, 127 leading transparency, anti-corruption, journalist and open data organisations today issued a statement calling on European Union Institutions and Member States to act urgently to open company and beneficial ownership registers so as to facilitate tracking the hidden wealth of Russian oligarchs and to ensure effective sanctions. The EU and its allies have rallied to support Ukraine, but without a robust system of transparent company and beneficial ownership data, detecting hidden Russian wealth is difficult, given that many use family members and networks of shell companies to conceal their

Transparency to Track Hidden Wealth2022-03-09T14:28:54+01:00
9 Mar 2022

Act now – open up company and beneficial ownership registers across Europe!

2022-03-18T15:32:55+01:00

This statement, signed by 127 leading transparency, anti-corruption, journalist and open data organisations call upon the European Union Institutions and Member States: act now and open up all company and beneficial ownership registers across the European Union to the public! This is crucial in exposing assets and money of Russian oligarchs in the EU. We are deeply horrified by Putin's incursion into Ukraine and the violation of the rule of law, human rights, and state sovereignty. We support the European Union in collectively taking a strong stance to defend democracy and our common values. The sanctions imposed - freezing assets,

Act now – open up company and beneficial ownership registers across Europe!2022-03-18T15:32:55+01:00
3 Mar 2022

Call for Transparency of Discussions on the Future of Europe’s Digital Market

2022-03-03T15:55:38+01:00

Madrid, 1 March 2022 – Access Info is one of 43 organisations which today called on EU leaders to ensure full transparency of debates over the future regulation of our digital environment, including services and marketplaces online. As three-way negotiations are proceeding between the European Commission, European Parliament and the Member States in the Council of the EU, the organisations expressed concern at the lack of transparency of the texts being discussed. Rather unusually, there has been little transparency of the so-called “trilogue” negotiations on the Digital Markets and the Digital Services Acts, in spite of this being required by

Call for Transparency of Discussions on the Future of Europe’s Digital Market2022-03-03T15:55:38+01:00
3 Mar 2022

La Coalición Pro Acceso ha pedido al Gobierno español más transparencia como parte de las acciones para ayudar a Ucrania

2022-03-03T15:46:17+01:00

Madrid, 3 de marzo de 2022 – Access Info Europe, junto a otra veintena de organizaciones de la Coalición Pro Acceso, han dirigido una carta al Gobierno español para pedir mejoras en la transparencia y así desenmascarar fortunas de regímenes totalitarios como el de Rusia y sus posibles actos ilícitos. En una carta enviada a la Ministra de Hacienda, María Jesús Montero, cuyo ministerio se encuentra a cargo del IV Plan de Acción de Gobierno Abierto, se ha hecho hincapié en los compromisos de este gobierno para mejorar la transparencia. En concreto, en instituciones clave donde pudiera encontrarse información de

La Coalición Pro Acceso ha pedido al Gobierno español más transparencia como parte de las acciones para ayudar a Ucrania2022-03-03T15:46:17+01:00
21 Feb 2022

OGP Summit Side Panel: How strong is your right to know?

2022-02-21T17:17:43+01:00

14 December 2021 – The measurement of the right of access to information is still in its infancy, although there are now some important initiatives, including from UNESCO and the OECD to capture data from governments, whilst civil society projects are developing more in-depth tools to measure transparency in practice. The current state of measurement of the right to information was discussed at an expert webinar that took place on 14 December 2021 as part of the Open Government Partnership summit. The full video of the webinar can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/657069498 An important conclusion of the debate was that

OGP Summit Side Panel: How strong is your right to know?2022-02-21T17:17:43+01:00