DIGIWHIST Workshop: Big data on public procurement

Conference room, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels, 29 January 2018.  Register here or in the form below.  The main goal of the DIGIWHIST is the systematic collection, structuring, analysis, and broad dissemination of information on...

Slovenia Ranks Highest in ESIF Data Quality Index

Today, presents the European Structural Funds Data Quality Index. Slovenia ranks highest, based on high data quality and high accessibility and usability of its portal. Denmark comes in second, they provide outstanding data quality in...

3 ways MEPs can fiddle expenses

The Westminster expenses scandal in the UK back in 2009 made headlines with journalists uncovering parliamentarians using their expenses to redecorate their home homes, evade taxes and one MP even used expenses to build a duck house. This lead to a...

We need to talk about MEPs’ expenses

This year has seen a number of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) getting into trouble over the use of their expenses. It is time for the Parliament to put in place robust transparency rules on how MEPs spend public money.

Renaming the English Channel and the need for Open Budgets

All this talk of the UK referendum and Brexit is bringing back old stories about the EU peddled by the British press. We’ve all heard the stories about Brussels banning bendy bananas or curvy cucumbers. But there are many more euro-tales from the...