News

Article

Transparency efforts of the new European Commission

The newly elected European Commission under President Jean-Claude Juncker and VP Frans Timmermans has made a number of promises in the area of transparency. Transparency was made 1 of the 10 priorities in the European Commission’s...
Article

New Commission: so far, so good?

With anything between 15-30,000 lobby organisations in Brussels vying for the attention of policy makers, it can often be a challenge just to get a meeting and get your story heard. Which is why it was a nice surprise last December to be contacted...
Article

EIB: Regression Postponed

We have blogged here before on the attempt by the European Investment Bank to roll back on transparency commitments when revising its official transparency policy late last year. The revisions include a number of regressive measures, including a...
Article

Time for a ‘slow politics’ movement

The need for speed has led to a number of political innovations, most notoriously the ‘trilogue’ process This opinion piece by Carl Dolan was published in the EU Observer – read it here  Conversation overheard between two senior...