Postscript to the decision of the new code of access to documents in the EU - "Call for an Open Europe" to continue indefinitely
In the wake of the vote in the European Parliament to accept the "deal" offered by the Council (the 15 EU governments) the institutions put out the official line on the new code as did the rapporteurs in the parliament.
The "Call for an Open Europe" which is open, democratic and accountable, launched by Statewatch and the European Federation of Journalists, is to remain open indefinitely:
"Call for an Open Europe"
Who has signed up?
Essays for an Open Europe
The Green/EFA group issued as press release: Green/EFA
The European Parliament presented notes of the debate: EP
The note sent to all MEPs by the rapporteurs prior to the vote: Rapporteurs
Report of press conference after the vote on the new code: EU Observer
Statewatch News online report on the vote: EP vote
"Open letter from civil society" sent to all MEPs before the vote: Open letter
"Open letter", introduced in Italian by: Open letter (Italy)
General Affairs Council agrees on new code, 14 May 2001: General Affairs
Statewatch News online