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In and around the Council of the European Union all agree on the need for transparency in order for it to function democratically. Twenty-five years after the introduction of a transparency policy, however, the discussion on transparency remains divided with different sides disagreeing about the extent to which transparency has been achieved. Maarten Hillebrandt examines the institutional factors underlying the development of Council transparency policy. His aim is to discover whether Council transparency has increased, as one account holds, or whether the introduction of Council transparency has been mostly rhetorical, as another suggests.

Event details of Transparency in the council of the EU
Date 10 March 2017
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

M.Z. Hillebrandt: Living Transparency: The Development of Access to Documents in the Council of the EU and its Democratic Implications.


Prof. A.J. Meijer
Prof. D.M. Curtin


Dr J.M. Mendes


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.