WELCOME TO BRUSSELS INSIDER!
Join us in our video series and radio-show where we engage with a variety of EU policy issues! These discussions range from problems of participation to questions of transparency and the involvement of lobbies.
Latest from Brussels Insider:
In this third and final episode of The Brussels Insider series, we explore the topic of transparency in the European Union.
The European Union is often seen as a far away institution built on back-handed agreements and secret negotiations with nobody to hold the process or people accountable.
Is this really the truth?
Is the EU as opaque as some actors would have us believe, or is there more to the story?
We spoke with MEP Colm Markey and Parliamentary Assistant Una Clarke, both of whom have first hand experience with the EU’s transparency measures. We also got the point of view of Vitor Teixiera – a Senior Policy Officer at Transparency International EU – an organisation whose mission is to prevent corruption and promote integrity, transparency and accountability in EU institutions, policies and legislation.
Latest From the DEI Blog
- What’s new, what’s old, what’s next: thoughts on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Nargiza Adilov; Marta Grosso; Anne Jouve; Virginia A. Nardelli; Yasmin Sidhu; Philip Stark When Russian troops entered Kyiv on Thursday, February 24th, the invasion of Ukraine shook Europe to its core. As the events unfold, international politics has taken unprecedented directions but has also confirmed trends in security and defence policies. Being students in theContinue reading “What’s new, what’s old, what’s next: thoughts on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”
- The European Parliament and Article 50 negotiations – on the sidelines or front and centre?￼By Lisa Nolan Following the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union was invoked for the first time since its creation as part of the Treaty of Lisbon. Article 50(2) states that the role of the European Parliament (EP) shall only be to consent to aContinue reading “The European Parliament and Article 50 negotiations – on the sidelines or front and centre?￼”
- Poland and the EU: A Bitter Divorce￼By Kaitlyn Byrne Poland became a member of the European Union on May 1st, 2004, under the Accession Treaty signed in Athens in April 2003. This involved the commitment to “a stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and respect for and protection of minorities” (European Council, 1993). However, recently, theContinue reading “Poland and the EU: A Bitter Divorce￼”