Transparency

Half of all MEPs do not disclose any meeting with lobbies 

Monday 24 May 2021 | Miguel Ángel Gavilanes
Carmen Torrecillas
Maria G. Zornoza
| Civio

Regulation of the European Parliament is highly voluntary. Compared to 90 percent of Swedish, Danish or Finnish MEPs who disclose meetings with interest groups, only one out of ten Greek, Polish and Bulgarian MEPs do so.


businesswoman walking through revolving door

Meetings on public health between European Commission and lobbies have been booming 

Monday 24 May 2021 | Miguel Ángel Gavilanes
Antonio Hernández
Maria G. Zornoza
| Civio

Meetings with dozens of assistants and thousands of civil servants fly under the radar of the EU's transparency register. The heads of the pharmaceutical industry, EFPIA is one of the most active lobby groups. In less than a year and a half since the start of the pandemic they have held as many meetings with senior Commission officials as in the last five years.


Young men taking a selfie in swimwear

Undress or fail: Instagram's algorithm strong-arms users into showing skin  Large investigation

Wednesday 17 June 2020 | Nicolas Kayser-Bril
Judith Duportail
Kira Schacht
Édouard Richard
| Algorithm Watch

An exclusive investigation reveals that Instagram prioritizes photos of scantily-clad men and women, shaping the behavior of content creators and the worldview of 140 millions Europeans in what remains a blind spot of EU regulations.


Big Tech’s aggressive EU lobbying has caused a power shift 

Tuesday 20 October 2020 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

The drastic increase of lobbying expenditure by Big Tech companies is denting Europe’s traditionally strict privacy laws and shifting more power into the hands of corporations. And the COVID-19 is playing in the latter's hand. 


Who lobbies the EU institutions (LobbyFacts)

Thursday 24 October 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

LobbyFacts is a platform gathering the available data on lobbying at the EU level and on the organisations engaging in it, making it easy to use and filter the information. 


Public enterprises will have to open up their data

Friday 01 February 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

New European legislation will significantly increase the accessibility of data produced with public finances: therefore, data produced by public enterprises, i.e. companies which provide essential services such as public transport to many cities.


Transparency and accountability of public administrations in Europe (EuroPAM)

Thursday 22 August 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

A database curated by ERCAS collects data, information and legislation concerning the transparency and accountability of public officials in the EU member states. 


Structural investment funds (Open Knowledge)

Sunday 15 October 2017 | OBC Transeuropa

Subsidy Stories traces the flows of EU structural investment funds up to the level of local beneficiaries.


Unpacking the Corruption Perception Index: A focus on the EU 

Tuesday 05 February 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

According to the 2018 Corruption Perception Index by Transparency International, Nordic countries are again global leaders in the fight against corruption. But looking at the data since 2012, Baltic countries appear to be the rising stars.


Dentons’ interactive tool to track the implementation of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive

Tuesday 30 October 2018 | VoxEurop

Dentons, one of the most prominent global law firms, released an interactive tool aimed at providing a comparative overview of the implementation of the EU’s fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive.