Archive for European Union
Journalists from all over Europe have asked the EU-court to rule on the hidden records of parliamentarians' allowances.
Some more light is shed on negotiations for a EU-US trade and investment agreement. Good, but not good enough the EU-Ombudsman says.
Should freedom of information legislation cover political parties? The question is currently in a stalemate between Indian courts and politicians.
German chancellor Gerhard Schröder asked EU-Commission to help build an airport runway in an environmental protected area outside Hamburg.
EU-ministers have postponed implementing a judgement on transparency and rejects to disclose alternatives discussed – and leaked. Six member states vote against secrecy.
The Council of the EU has classified its own reaction to a landmark ruling on transparency by the EU-court in Luxembourg. The Court said citizens have a right to know.
Danish journalists’ magazine Journalisten.dk has an interesting take on the debate
Access to documents and freedom for social media might get legal protection in new data privacy rules after all. But lawmakers still have a long way to go.
The European Central Bank has refused to show what it knew about Greece's mounting debts since 2001.
Politicians table amendments from industry as their own suggestions. Defenders of new data rules use the same copy-past technique.
Now we now know why and how the Charter of Fundamental Rights was squeezed into to the Lisbon Treaty, with a dubious opt out for the UK, Poland and possible Czech republic.
Suggested new EU rules for data protection might not only ban blogs, Facebook updates, and tweets. Authorities will have to redact official archives by deleting names in documents.
Documents showing how Greece hid the size of its public debt for years, and a possible dubious role of the European Central Bank might still be disclosed to the public.
The EU Commission has now explained why documents given to business lobbyist were denied to non-governmental organisation Corporate Europe Observatory: The business groups know how to keep
Internal EU-documents about trade with India were handed out to business lobbyist while a lobbyist watchdog was denied access.
No, we are not allowed to know how Greece concealed its huge debts, nor what the European Central Bank (ECB) knew about it.
The conflict between the right to information and protection of privacy sharpens. Greek journalist wins important court case on files of alleged tax evaders.
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Farmers, land owners and other beneficiaries of EU farm subsidies will be brought back to the public scene again.