20Feb 2017
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Commission data reveals lobby transparency loopholes and corporate bias

[Article first published by ALTER-EU.] President Juncker´s proactive transparency policy continues to fail to address loopholes in lobbying transparency rules and does not ensure balanced stakeholder consultation, according to a new analysis by the Alliance for Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU). Brussels/Madrid, 20 February 2017 - ALTER-EU criticised the loopholes [...]

2Feb 2017
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European Parliament votes in favour of beneficial ownership transparency for fishing vessels

Madrid, 2 February 2017 - Access Info Europe welcomed today’s European Parliament plenary vote overwhelmingly in favour of a regulation that will introduce beneficial ownership transparency for EU fishing vessels. MEPs voted 586 in favour, with 56 against and just 6 abstentions, to create a public register of the EU [...]

31Jan 2017
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Access Info calls on Commission to publish travel expenses data proactively

Madrid, 31 January 2017 – Following a massive public response to Access Info’s campaign to crowd source requests for Commissioners’ expenses, the organisation has written to Vice President Frans Timmermans calling for the data to be proactively published. In under two days on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 January, a [...]

27Jan 2017
  • Meeting of European Presidents Martin Schulz and Commissioner President Jean-Claude Juncker with Italian PM Matteo Renzi at Palazzo Chigi.

Commission says that Juncker had to take an emergency air taxi when the Belgian air force let him down

Madrid, 27 January 2017 - A European Union spokesperson last night told Germany online publication that the €63,126 that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spent on an air taxi from Turkey to Brussels in November 2015 was an emergency expense incurred the Belgian Air Force let them down on [...]

26Jan 2017
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Request campaign launched for access to EU Commissioners’ travel expenses

Madrid, 26 January 2017 - Access Info Europe today launched a public campaign to crowd source access to EU documents requests to obtain full information on the spending by EU Commissioners on travel costs. CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CAMPAIGN! The campaign follows the discovery from [...]

25Jan 2017
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The two-year battle for EU Commissioners’ travel expenses, described

The first request On 6 May 2014, Access Info requested “documents which provide detail on the amounts paid in salaries, travel costs and travel expenses, [and] other expenses to each of the EU Commissioners and to Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for the years 2012 and 2013.” The Commission’s first [...]

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