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EU Ombudsman: Legislation on Access to Documents is Seriously Outdated

While approving the European Ombudsman’s report for 2017 the European Parliament’s Petitions Committee highlighted that MEPs should underline that all EU institutions, agencies and bodies should feel compelled to...

by LibertiesEU

While approving the European Ombudsman’s report for 2017 the European Parliament’s Petitions Committee highlighted that MEPs should underline that all EU institutions, agencies and bodies should feel compelled to guarantee full transparency and the highest ethical standards. In light of these goals the report warns that European legislation on access to documents is “seriously outdated”, while the long awaited mandatory EU transparency register for lobbyists has still not been adopted.