The Commission launched the European Transparency Initiative on 9 November 2005 . This Green Paper is a key component of the Initiative and is the starting-point for this consultation. The consultation will allow stakeholders to have their say on three aspects of transparency in the European Union. These are coveredby the three chapters of the Green Paper:
This website provides all the information you need to take part in the consultation. You can download key reference documents for the consultation.
This consultation opens on 3 May and closes on 31 August 2006. By clicking on the button Submit your Contribution, you can follow the step-by-step instructions to send your contributions. Please take the time first to read the following important guidelines carefully:
Your contributions will be published in due course on this website under the section Read the contributions.
The Commission will analyse the results of this consultation in a report to be published on this website. The report will present a summary of the results. Please be aware that the Commission will not respond to interested parties individually about their contributions.
On the basis of this consultation, the Commission will consider what concrete measures it may be appropriate to take in order to enhance transparency in the EU.