EU watchdog piles pressure on the Council over fishing quota transparency following our complaint


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The EU Ombudsman has demanded the Council of the European Union release more information on fishing quota negotiations between governments, following our legal complaint.

Less than two months before European fisheries ministers decide on fishing limits for 2020, the move could open up the current opaque decision making process, which blocks public scrutiny and keeps member state positions secret.

On Friday, the ombudsman issued a formal recommendation for the Council to “proactively publish” all relevant documents while the decision-making process is ongoing, to “promote greater transparency of environmental information”. 

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