Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly: Progress in TTIP transparency
Ms Emily O’Reilly, who has recently been re-elected as European Ombudsman, welcomed the decision of the European Commission to publish more EU negotiating texts and to give broader access to other documents in the context of the on-going TTIP negotiations between the EU and the US. She opened an investigation in July 2014, asking the Commission to give timely public access to important TTIP documents, and to details of meetings with stakeholders. The Ombudsman also welcomed the Commission’s announcement that it will increase lobbying transparency. Namely, as of 1 December 2014, all Members of the Commission and senior staff are expected to make public on the Commission’s website all contacts and meetings held with stakeholders and lobbyists. You can read the whole press release on their webpage.