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Slipping through the net

In Archive, Books and reports, Stories on September 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm

In 2009 I analysed the access to information about beneficiaries of EUs fishsubsidies. The subsidies are criticised from various sides, but in large parts of the EU they are hard to access, so decent reporting is difficult.

In spite of the excellent attempt to introduce more openness in the EU by then Commissioner Siim Kallas, transparency did not really improve when it came to fishsubsidies. On the contrary: As data were not held centrally anymore, it was often even more difficult to get them. Read the rest of this entry »