EURACTIV PR

An easy way of publishing your relevant EU press releases.

Slap in the face for intransparency - European Ombudswoman calls on disclosure of Dalli case

Date

11 Apr 2014

Sections

Justice & Home Affairs
"This is a major decision in favour of transparency and a slap in the face for everyone who has participated in hiding the documents of the Dalli case from the public", said Inge Gräßle MEP, EPP Group Spokeswoman in the European Parliament Budgetary Control Committee. Today, the European Ombudswoman, Emily O'Reilly, asked for the publication of a letter and internal notes concerning the resignation of Commissioner John Dalli in October 2012.
 
"In Parliament, we protested just last week against this behaviour of not disclosing documents in the discharge of the European Parliament budget 2012. We need to put an end to hiding the facts of the Dalli case. I welcome the recommendations from the European Ombudswoman. This is a major step towards more transparency and the information right of the public", Gräßle concluded.
 
The EPP Group is by far the largest political group in the European Parliament with 274 Members from 27 Member States.
 
MEP Contacts
Ingeborg GRÄSSLE
BRU - Tel: +32 (0)2 2845868 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849868
STR - Tel: +33 (0)3 88 175868 Fax: +33 (0)3 88 179868
 
Press Contacts
Thomas Bickl
Phone: +32 478 21 53 72

Holidays

Due to the summer holidays, our staff will be limited between 1 and 15 August. Premium and Standard job ads will still be published, but their social media promotion will be postponed to 16 August, as well as the publication of all Basic job ads.