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Why Juncker’s ethics reforms deserve a B+

It’s September and back to school for the European Commission, which has come out with some very welcome changes to how the ethics around the institution are governed. After former President Barroso’s move to Goldman Sachs,...
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The Council: An homage to transparency, nothing more

If you follow the Twitter accounts of the Brussels press corps, you’ll have heard little else from harried hacks last week as they got their first look around the new Europa building or “Space Egg” of the European Council. The €325 million...
Event

Conference: The Corridors of Power

AGENDA We thank you for your participation and look forward to fruitful exchanges at the our conference on 6 and 7 December. To access the full agenda including the location of all venues, please click here. For any further questions or details,...
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Tusk nudges the Council towards voting transparency*

Donald Tusk has made a rare move: the position of a Member State on a specific decision was made public – something that is far from being the norm. Tusk used his position to hold Hungary to account, simultaneously defending the integrity of the...
Publication

Overfishing in the Darkness

Download Report This publication explores the link between continued overfishing of EU waters and the lack of transparency in the Council. It argues that greater transparency in the Council’s decision-making process could help to end...