October 2012


The European Union offers a wide range of resources (including databases, free access to documents and statistics, etc) to help the academic, business and public communities in furthering the development of EU and associated countries.

EDC News: EU Transparency Policy & Resources

The EU has developed a Transparency policy, which gives the public open-access to the majority of its documentation and data. The development of this policy came about as a result of European Union's belief that its activities affect the lives of millions of European citizens and, therefore, such decisions must be taken as openly as possible. It is the EU citizens’ right to know:

As part of the implementation of this policy the EU have provided a number of resources for accessing this information, such as: