Investigations and stories about transparency and accountability -or lack of it- and the right of access to public information.
Transparency delayed is not transparency at all: Italy, Germany and Spain allow slowest replies to public information requests
In practice, compliance with transparency laws in Europe is worse due to lack of resources, arbitrary application of limits or lack of enforceability by administrations.
Thanks to this, all citizens may request - and receive - public information produced prior to the implementation of the Spanish Transparency Law in December 2014.
All these countries publish a declared portion – how much each doctor received from each firm – and an anonymous portion, published as an aggregate figure without names. It is partial transparency.
Congress has passed the new Procurement Law and we are now able to verify the impact we have had: the majority of Civio's anti-opacity recommendations have been included - either directly or indirectly - in the regulation. Let's look more closely at the mark we’ve made.