The MEPs Project

FOI_head_trans29 journalists take the European Parliament to top EU court over expenses. This is the official overview of the project. 

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

Read articles about The MEPs Project in all European languages

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Contact project leader Anuška Delić at anuska.delic@delo.si

Contact your national “The MEPs Project” team member

Contact The MEPs Project lawyer Nataša Pirc Musar at natasa@pirc-musar.si