29 journalists take the European Parliament to top EU court over expenses. This is the official overview of the project.
31st May 2017: The MEPs Project publishes its first collaborative investigation into how MEPs use their general allowance, that is mainly meant to finance their offices in member states
12th September 2016: The MEPs Project send out a press release on the court cases.
7th September 2016: Law Firm Pirc Musar filed the team’s answer to European Parliament’s reply with the European Court of Justice
3rd June 2016: The MEPs Project was presented at Data Harvest 2016 conference by Anuška Delić, Crina Boroş and Staffan Dahllöf
9th March 2016: The European Parliament lodged its defense to the team’s complaints with the European Court of Justice
1st March 2016: Irish complaint filed with the European Court of Justice
20th November 2015: Press Release about the Court case
20th November 2015: Team Statement and List of Members are available here
13 November 2015: 27 complaints are filed with the European Court of Justice. They cannot be shared due to the Court case.
Irish complaint will be filed in due course.
14 September 2015: Final refusal of access from the EP
21 August 2015: Parliament postpones its reply
2 August 2015: Confirmatory Application filed. It cannot be shared due to the Court case.
20 July 2015: European Parliament refuses access (Danish Example)
6 July 2015: Request for access (Danish Example)
Some of the stories in English
20 November 2015, BBC: Journalists take MEPs to top EU court over expenses
20 November 2015, EUObserver: European Parliament taken to court by EU journalists
20 November 2015, Politico: Parliament faces legal action for non-disclosure of expenses
20 November 2015, Wobbing.eu: Historic initiative by journalists taking the EU-Parliament to Court
20 November 2015, Journalismfund.eu: News – Historic initiative: journalists take European Parliament to court
20 November 2015, OCCRP: Journalists Sue European Parliament in Historic Freedom of Information Drive
20 November 2015, Euractiv: 29 journalists take European Parliament to court
Contact project leader Anuška Delić at email@example.com
Contact The MEPs Project lawyer Nataša Pirc Musar at firstname.lastname@example.org