Arab-Spring

The Four Seasons of the Arab Spring

On December 14, 2011, the European Parliament awarded the Sakharov Prize to five activists of the Arab Spring. Behind this symbol, how did EU institutions deal with this movement in 2011? More »

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Five “Social Affairs” Keywords in 2011

We will remember 2011 as the year of «rigour», «crisis», «austerity» or «financial regulation»… If 2011 concerns were mainly economic, one should keep in mind that social matters are closely related to More »

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Press release : Reaction to the Release the Galvin Report

Parlorama, specialised in political monitoring of legislative assemblies throughout Europe, welcomes the European Parliament’s decision to release information on MEPs’ expenditures. Disclosure and transparency are highly valued principles for open democracy initiatives wherein Parlorama is More »

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The importance of open data in a video-clip.

The Open Knowledge Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 and promoting the openness of any kind of data and contents that can be used freely, reused and distributed: or, in More »

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US Congress almost ready for transparency-budget cuts.

Everything began with some rumours regarding the end of the Statistical Abstracts section on the US Census Bureau. One might have thought it was the beginning a natural evolution, leading the way More »

The Four Seasons of the Arab Spring

Arab-Spring

On December 14, 2011, the European Parliament awarded the Sakharov Prize to five activists of the Arab Spring. Behind this symbol, how did EU institutions deal with this movement in 2011?

Crystal clear ?

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Although the suspense surrounding the election of the next President of the European Parliamentis as unbearable as that of (bad) Hollywood action movie, we have played the democratic game and asked the three candidates to the presidency on their vision of transparency and their commitments in this field…

Access to official documents: Parliament 1 – Commission 0

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During December European Parliament (EP) Plenary, the Report on the public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission Documents was adopted by a large majority (394 votes in favour, 197 votes against, 35 abstentions).

Post-Session Briefing: EU-Russia Summit (12/2011)

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Before the 28th EU-Russia Summit was held on December 14-15 2011 in Brussels, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, attended the European Parliament Plenary on December 13th to discuss the Summit main themes and share views with the MEPs.

Five “Social Affairs” Keywords in 2011

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We will remember 2011 as the year of «rigour», «crisis», «austerity» or «financial regulation»… If 2011 concerns were mainly economic, one should keep in mind that social matters are closely related to these issues.