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On 15 July 2010, the Centre for Parliamentary Studies organised a symposium in Brussels entitled ‘Equality and Diversity in Europe: Tackling Multiple Discrimination against Migrants’. The event was chaired by Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez (delegate of the University of Manchester). Other delegate speakers included Floya Anthias (delegate of the Roehampton University), Suzanne Monkasa (delegate of the… » read more

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The ‘no – votes’ in France and the Netherlands sparked realisation of the lack of faith shown in the EU institutions and a need to reduce the democratic deficit. The direct outcome of this concern was Plan D denoting Democracy, Dialogue, and Debate. Six trans-national projects were conducted in order to test innovative consultation methods… » read more

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After the heated debate and consultations on the European Transparency Initiative (ETI) we are now in the phase of consultations on its prominent element – the Code of Conduct for interest representatives (consultations close on 15/02/2008). The draft code proposed by the Commission seems fairly minimalist as it quotes very vast principles of “openness, transparency, honesty and integrity” that shall be binding for those (only!) who choose to register as lobbyists. There can be doubts whether it will bring more transparency to interest representation towards the EU Institutions.

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