About: Transparency Directive

Politics 18-10-2017

It’s high time the Council joins the EU’s Transparency Register rules

The Council of the European Union is one of the most important institutions involved in the EU’s decision-making process. But despite a ruling by the highest EU court and increased demands from civil society, they refuse to sign up to the transparency register, writes Andreas Pavlou.
Politics 10-10-2017

Transparent Europe: How the EU is becoming a role model of transparency

There is a stubbornly held opinion that the European Union is non-transparent and vulnerable to the interests of lobbyist. But a hidden agenda of interests in Brussels and Strasbourg is hardly possible and in terms of transparency, the European Union is even way ahead of its own member states, argues Jo Leinen.
Politics 02-10-2017

More transparency needed to tackle corporate capture

Two years after Dieselgate put the issue of corporate capture into the limelight, EU institutions have the perfect opportunity to get tough on lobbying, through a comprehensive reform of the EU lobby transparency, writes Myriam Douo.
Development Policy 11-09-2015

Piketty: EU must demand more transparency from companies in Africa

The European Union should require companies operating in Africa to disclose the taxes they pay there more transparently, to ensure they contribute fairly to government revenues, French economist Thomas Piketty said on Thursday (10 September).
Public Affairs 12-05-2015

NGOs demand Timmermans make good on mandatory lobbying register

One hundred and twelve organisations sent a letter to European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans today (11 May) asking for stronger rules on lobbying transparency.
Development Policy 23-03-2015

Statoil discloses its payments to governments

On 19 March, Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil disclosed the sums it paid to governments in 2014.
Euro & Finance 04-07-2014

TTIP documents could be made public after EU court ruling

European Union documents relating to the EU-US trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), could be made public after a European Court of Justice ruling yesterday (3 July).

Canada ‘spins’ mining disclosure laws on back of EU’s approval

The European Parliament has given its final approval for tough new disclosure rules for energy and mining firms, just as Canadian premier Stephen Harper announces similar rules in London in a bid analysts say is designed to smooth over bad headlines on tar sands.

EU moves again on financial disclosure of extractives industries

Amid a crackdown on tax avoidance, the European Union has backed new rules requiring the extractive industries to disclose payments made to governments on a country-by-country basis.
Health 10-10-2012

EU ‘running against the wind’ on health policies

SPECIAL REPORT / Public health should become part of the common EU policies and legislation “in a very structured way”, argues Bulgarian MEP Antonyia Parvanova, rapporteur on the Transparency Directive aimed at speeding up the entry into the market of new medicines.
Elections 09-10-2012

Leading MEP: Parliament will reject cuts to health sector

The European Parliament will oppose cuts to the EU health budget for 2014-2020, MEP Antonyia Parvanova (ALDE, Bulgaria) told EURACTIV in an interview. She also says the proposed budget of €50 million per year for 28 member states is too modest.

MEPs back tougher oversight rules for oil, mining investments

A European Parliament panel voted yesterday (18 September) to strengthen financial disclosure rules designed to deter corruption in foreign mining, petroleum and forestry investments, putting the draft EU rules in line with a stringent law adopted this summer in the United States.
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Translating Research to Health Innovation: How can forthcoming legislation pave the way for better care in rare diseases?

Several European Commission 2012 initiatives will impact healthcare innovation. The Horizon 2020 research programme will seek to link the health industry, public sector and academia in new research clusters. A revision to the Directive on Clinical Trials will seek to promote health research and innovation. Meanwhile, the Transparency Directive will ensure that research efforts translate into faster access to much- needed medicines.

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