In January 2016, Access Info Europe launched a campaign inviting members of the public to request the travel expenses of EU Commissioners. After all, it seems entirely reasonable to us that citizens be able to find out how much public officials spend and claim when on official trips and travel. It is public money being used on public business!
The EU Commission spend millions of Euros a year on the salaries, office and travel expenses of EU Commissioners, but citizens have no way of knowing exactly how this money is spent.
The EU Commission argues that this information should be withheld to protect the personal privacy of the Commissioners, even though their flights, accommodation, and security are public expenses that are used for carrying out their public functions!