Michiel van Hulten

Director (currently on leave)

Michiel joined Transparency International EU in 2019. He is a former official, politician and consultant with over 20 years' experience of EU policy, campaigns and communications. From 2012 to 2014 he was managing director of VoteWatch Europe, the organisation that monitors the decision-making processes of the EU institutions. From 1999 to 2004 he was a Member of the European Parliament, and before that he was an official with the EU Council of Ministers. Throughout his career, Michiel has specialised in issues around democracy, transparency, accountability and citizenship. He holds Master’s degrees in politics and public administration from the London School of Economics and the College of Europe in Bruges.

Recent News


There’s no such thing as a free business class lunch

Last week it was revealed that Henrik Hololei, Director-General of the European Commission’s DG MOVE, had enjoyed nine free business class trips on Qatar Airways between 2015 and 2021. Six of these free flights occurred while the EU was...

The week in transparency and corruption

Monday 6 February President Putin signs a law according to which the tax returns and asset declarations of Russian MPs and senators will no longer be published online (technically they will be published “without private data attached”, ie. in...