First Access to Documents request sent live in the European Parliament

In recognition of the 9th International Right to Know Day, AsktheEU.org was formally launched in the European Parliament this morning at a seminar convened by the European Ombudsman.

The launch of the web portal was celebrated with the first official request sent in front of a diverse public which included of European Parliamentarians, government officials, EU officials, civil society, and journalists.
The request, sent by Access Info Europe’s Executive Director Helen Darbishire to DG Trade asking for information about the mandate for EU-India free trade negotiations. DG Trade responded with an acknowledgment during the event, enabling a live demonstration of the site’s potential.

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