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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12689

31 March 2021
EU RESPONSE TO COVID-19 / Transparency
European Ombudsman calls on EU Council to improve transparency of its remote decision-making process
30/03/2021 (Agence Europe)

30/03/2021 (Agence Europe)The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, notes that with the pandemic and the holding of remote meetings, an additional veil of secrecy has fallen over the decision-making process of the Council of the European Union. “The remote ministerial meetings did not meet the transparency standards that apply to in-person Council meetings in normal circumstances”, she said in a statement issued on Friday 26 March. She suggested that the Council make more use of...

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BEACONS
EU RESPONSE TO COVID-19
EXTERNAL ACTION
SECURITY - DEFENCE
INSTITUTIONAL
SECTORAL POLICIES
ECONOMY - FINANCE - BUSINESS
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS - SOCIETAL ISSUES
COUNCIL OF EUROPE
NEWS BRIEFS
ERRATUM