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Public Affairs 23-01-2009

MEPs’ attendance records set for publication

Details of MEPs' attendance in parliamentary meetings will be published on the European Parliament's website, it emerged yesterday (22 January), marking the first major development since the adoption of new guidelines on access to documents last week.
Public Affairs 15-01-2009

MEPs urge EU to boost public access to documents

The European Parliament has urged the Union's institutions to improve the public's access to EU documents, specifically calling upon the Council to make details of its debates public.
Public Affairs 25-07-2007

Ombudsman demands better access to EU documents

In response to public consultation launched by the Commission, European Ombudsman Paraskevas Nikiforos Diamandouros has called for citizens to have wider access to documents and information, so that they can better understand the role played by member states in making and implementing the European Union's policies.
Public Affairs 03-05-2007

Documents-access proposals receive measured welcome

As the European Commission published its Green Paper on the review of access to documents legislation on 2 May 2007, a seminar called for as many organisations and individuals as possible to join the debate, arguing that methods of recourse when access to documents is denied were "insufficient and take far too long".
EU Priorities 2020 19-04-2007

Brussels opens debate on public access to EU documents

The Commission has adopted a Green Paper on citizens' access to the EU institutions' documents, opening a three-month public consultation on the issue.