Saturday 26 September 2009

The intransparency of making the EU more transparent

I had a good laugh when finding this document regarding the:
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (recast)
The regulation deals with access to documents - and thus democratic transparency - and in the document it is masked who sent in the amendments (again the famous Republic of Deleted!).

(The whole procedure is listed under 2009/0090/Cod and the responsible person in the European Parliament is Socialist & Democrats MEP Michael Cashman (source)).


Ralf Grahn said...


One could ask if the Commission's proposal really is about making the European Union more transparent.

Those interested should read the analysis by Professor Steve Peers for Statewatch.

Julien Frisch said...

I suppose you might be even right, I shouldn't conclude from the title of a legislative proposals to its content... :-)