Black Box EU: Transparent trilogues instead of secret laws!

EU policy is not decided in the Parliament or in the Commission, but is in informal, non-transparent meetings - the so-called trilogues.

Citizens and civil society only find out about a proposed law when the EU has already reached an agreement. This makes democratic accountability and critical reporting virtually impossible. The secret lawmaking has to be published now!

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80% of all EU laws and decisions are developed in trilogues. There, the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council agree on a compromise, which is then formally adopted quickly and easily in the ordinary legislative procedure. What exactly is discussed in the trialogues remains secret.

Although several EU institutions have already called for publication, most of the documents remain under lock and key.

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