New transparency portal makes finding information easier
A new transparency portal launched by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič on Thursday will make finding information about decision-making in the European Commission even easier. The new site is easy to navigate and for the first time groups together the various access points for different varieties of information and documentation.
The portal acts as a window on the wide range of instruments developed over recent years to make public scrutiny easier, and improve citizens' ability to exercise their rights. It is designed to be a one-stop-shop, providing quick and direct access to information on legislation, impact assessments, expert groups and advisory committees, consultations, interest representation and lobbying, access to documents and recipients of EU funds.
Vice-President Šefčovič, said: "The Commission has been in the lead in bringing greater openness and transparency to decision-making in the EU. But we can still improve things further. We have listened to those who use our many transparency tools, and a common complaint is that the tools are scattered across the Europa website and are sometimes hard to find. The transparency portal brings all those tools, and lots more information besides, front and centre - where they belong."