Archive for Germany
Companies owned by the state for 50 percent or more fall under the same transparency regulations as public bodies, a court ruling by the Berlin Administrative Court says.
Germany has a WoB on federal level as well as in a growing number of its 16 provinces.
Information about farmsubsidies have to be made public also in Germany, a German court decided this week.
Members of the German federal Parliament Bundestag in 2009 ordered stylish Mont Blanc pens for €68.000. An obvious story for tabloid daily newspaper Bild.
The application concerned access to names and amounts of supports of EU-farmsubsidy beneficiaries in the German province of Northrine-Westphalia.
Germany is a federal republic with 16 provinces - the so-called Länder. Both provinces and the federal state have parliaments, governments and administrations.
Three German organisations have written a new German wob - they call it the Citizen Information Law. The aim is to make wobbing easier.
The administrative court in the German city of Wiesbaden recently + Read more
The first overall evaluation in Germany shows, that very few are using the legislation, that came into force in 2006.
When one of the most prestigious German journalism-awards published this years nominees among investigative stories, a wob-story was mentioned among the + Read more