Select bibliography

Access to European Union Information: an element of citizenship and a neglected constitutional right, Deirdre Curtin and Herman Meijers, 1994.

Annual Reports for 1996-2001, the European Ombudsman. Contact: The European Ombudsman, 1, avenue du President Robert Schuman, B.P.403, F-67000 Strasbourg Cedex, France

Basic texts on transparency, the Council of the European Union, December 1996. Contact: The Secretary-General, The Council, European Union, 175 rue de la Loi, B-1048, Bruxelles, Belgium

The Commission as Sorcerer's Apprentice? Reflections on EU Public Administration and the Role of Information Technology in Holding Bureaucracy Accountable, Deirdre Curtin in: C.Joerges, Y.Meny. J.Weiler (eds.) Mountain or Molehill? A Critical Appraisal of the Commission White Paper on Governance, initiative of EUI and New York School of Law.

Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom) No 354/83 of 1 February 1983 concerning the opening to the public of the historical archives of the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community, Official Journal, no L 43, 15.2.83.

Democracy, migrants and the police in the European Union: the 1996 IGC and beyond, Standing Committee of experts in international immigration, refugee and criminal law, Utrecht, 1997. See Chapter 2 by Deirdre Curtin and Herman Meijers, "The Principle of Open Government in Schengen and the European Union: Democratic Retrogression?"

The Developing Right of Citizen Access to Information on EU Aylum and Immigration Decision-Making, Deirdre Curtin in: C. Harlow and E. Guild (eds.), Implementing Amsterdam, (2001) Oxford: Hart Publishers, pp. 34-63.

"Essays for an Open Europe", Tony Bunyan, Deirdre Curtin and Aidan White. European Federation of Journalists, November 2000.

"The New Regulation on Access to Documents - a critical analysis" by Steve Peers in the current "Handbook on European Law"

Openness and transparency in the European Union, edited by Veerle Deckmyn and Ian Thomson for the European Institute of Public Administration, 1998. Collection of conference contributions

Official secrets law in the European Community?, Briefing paper, Statewatch, May 1992.

Openness and transparency: Meaningful or meaningless? Access to information in the European Union, papers from a Conference organised by the European Information Association, 4 December 1996

Postnational democracy: the European Union in search of a political philosophy, Deirdre Curtin, inaugural lecture at Utrecht University, 1997. A revised and expanded version is published by Kluwer, ISBN 90-411-0447-x

Proposal for a Council Regulation (EEC) on the security measures applicable to classified information produced or transmitted in connection with EEC or Euratom activities, COM(92) 56 final, 24.2.92.

Public access to documents after the entry into force of the Amsterdam Treaty: Much Ado About Nothing? Paper by Ulf Öberg, available on

The principles of transparency: a comparative overview on the legislation of the EU-Member States and the Rules applied by Community institutions, Working Paper from the Directorate General for Research of the European Parliament, January 1999 (ref: Political Series: POLI 106)

Special Report by the European Ombudsman following the own initiative inquiry into public acess to documents held by Community Institutions and Bodies, presented to the European Parliament on 17 December 1997

Report on the Special Report by the European Ombudsman to the European Parliament following his own-initiative inquiry into public access to documents, Committee on Petitions, Rapporteur: Mrs Astrid Thors, 2.7.98 (ref: PE 226.263/fin)

Secrecy and openness in the EU, Tony Bunyan. Kogan Page, 1999. European Dossier Series, London European Research Centre.

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