CEO is an anti-lobbying lobby group; a group fighting for transparency through opaque means and funding; an anti-globalisation front group attacking front groups. They must be exhausted living with these contradictions.
Sir, Yesterday I read the article ‘Fresh start with new members’ statute’ on the European Parliament’s website . The article reminded me of a press release by Open Europe  drawing public attention to the money pit that the benefits to be received by the members of the Commission of the European Communities presided by… » read more
Nicolas Vanbremeersch semble rentrer enthousiaste du Personal Democracy Forum où l’un des thèmes de l’année a été celui de la transparence. Je suis très content de voir que le débat revient chez nous. Perso, cela fait des années que je milite pour que la France mette en oeuvre une véritable culture de la transparence. On… » read more
The Open Europe blog raises a point that I am sure has been discussed before. While I don’t agree with the tone of the post I think the idea to publish all minutes of COREPER is an interesting one. It is there where member state’s ambassadors to the EU prepare and take decisions. Original post… » read more
The Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty is a tragedy, yes, but a
tragedy in the sense of ancient Greek theater, in which both sides are
right and both wrong.
The Irish “no” camp claims it wants a better deal, more democratic,
with a directly elected foreign minister and president of the European
Council (EU summits). They’re right, the people […]
The European Commission today published Regulation 259/2008 which requires EU member states to publish information on agriculture subsidies in April of every year. A milestone in EU transparency. But hopefully further ones will follow. Original post by brusselsblogger