Now you can create widgets for your AsktheEU.org requests! This is a piece of code you can put in your blog or website, and it shows in a box the current status of your specific request. It also allows other people to support your request by clicking in the “I also want to know” button, so it can gain public backing from the visitors of the webpage where the widget is on.
Three New Transparency Campaigns Focus on the Demand for More Access to EU Documents
Madrid, 29 September 2014 – Access Info Europe has launched a new version of the request platform AsktheEU.org, which now includes special features to help civil society organisations campaign to get access to EU documents, in celebration of International Right to Know Day on 28 September.
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!