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    Making EU decisions more visible to the public: how transparency in the Council has developed since 2001

Making EU decisions more visible to the public: how transparency in the Council has developed since 2001

A common criticism of the EU’s legislative process is that decisions are often made behind closed doors, particularly when government ministers negotiate agreements in the Council of the European Union. Jørgen Bølstad and James P Cross present findings from a study on how transparency in the Council has developed since 2001, when formal rules were agreed to regulate the […]

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Transparency in the Council of the European Union has increased over the last decade, but only for the least controversial negotiations

The Council of the European Union has often been criticised from the perspective that it lacks transparency in its decision-making. James P. Cross assesses the censorship of Council records in the period since transparency legislation was introduced in 2001. He notes that while transparency has increased during this period, censorship of Council records is much more common in areas with […]

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