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Slovenia Ranks Highest in ESIF Data Quality Index

Today, OpenBudgets.eu 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...
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European Investment Bank: From words to action

For the past years, the EIB has hosted an annual conference for civil society organisations, where the latter can air their concerns and be heard directly by EIB staff and members of the EIB governing bodies, engage in a dialogue and get direct...
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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...
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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.
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How can we track EU spending across Europe?

Now that the debate about the EU across member states heightens, those in favour of less Europe paint a picture of money-squandering institutions and unaccountable “eurocrats”. But with so much rumour and speculation it begs the questions: how...
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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...