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EVENT: Online launch of three in-depth reports on the EU integrity system

Lucinda Pearson
20 January, 2021

Democratic accountability, transparency & integrity at the Commission, Parliament and Council of the EU 

When: Thursday 4 Febrary 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 
Where: Zoom – Register here 

In 2014, we published the Transparency International EU integrity system study, providing a baseline assessment of the accountability, transparency and integrity mechanisms at 10 EU institutions. We have seen many reforms since. One year into the 2019-2024 legislative cycle, it is time for an update, zooming in on the three main EU institutions.  

The studies centre on current transparency and integrity measures in place in the European Parliament, Commission and the Council of the EU. They focus on many aspects, including mitigating conflicts of interest, legislative transparency and ethics. The studies also suggest reforms to improve the status-quo, such as the establishment of an EU independent ethics body. 

Transparency International EU invites you to join us on  for our online launch event of the three in-depth reports, with introductory remarks from European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly.  


11:00 – Welcome
Michiel van Hulten, Director, Transparency International EU

11:05 – Introductory remarks
Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman

11:10 – Presentation of the three reports

  • European Parliament: One rule for them, one rule for us?
  • European Commission: Hiding a forest behind the trees?
  • Council of the EU: The backroom legislator
  • Horizontal issues: Trilogue transparency & EU Ethics Body

Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm, Research & Advocacy Coordinator, Transparency International EU 

11:40 – Q&A

12:00 – Closing remarks
Michiel van Hulten, Director, Transparency International EU

Please register here.

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