"The European Union is a unique, but complex structure. Therefore, transparent decision making is particularly important for us. Many information tools already exist in the Commission, and we have to make them easily accessible to citizens."
Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
Commissioner for interinstitutional relations and administration
The European Union's activities today affect millions of European citizens' lives. The decisions affecting them must be taken as openly as possible.
As a European citizen, you have a right to know how the European institutions are preparing these decisions, who participates in preparing them, who receives funding from the EU budget, and what documents are held or produced to prepare and adopt the legal acts. You also have a right to access those documents, and make your views known, either directly, or indirectly, through intermediaries that represent you.
This webpage is designed to be your window on this world, giving you direct access to information that will help you to be better informed and better prepared to follow and participate in the EU decision-making process, to enjoy your rights and to play your role as a European citizen to the full.