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Who voted for anonymity in the vote on transparency in the European Parliament?

According to this source (German newspaper), the German part of the EVP (CDU/CSU) voted for anonymous votes. Which isn't surprising, as this party tends to favor companies who coincidentally gifted ...
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How to review the decision-making of the different functions of the European Union?

TLDR: Decision making in EU is generally done with the following steps: 1) The European Commission conceptualizes legislation and make a proposal to parliament and council. 2) The EU parliament does ...
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How can I identify a transparent government?

I think you are mixing three distinct concepts here. Freedom of the press. This is the right of the news media to operate without undue censorship and restrictions. Note that I wrote "without ...
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What would be the benefits of requiring representatives to publish all official letters and correspondence?

Not always. Especially when it comes to elected positions, they are political actors who negotiate outcomes with other political actors. In this, they will have allies and enemies. If allies cannot ...
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Is total transparency fundamentally limiting?

a box until the information can safely be declassified, but for example no longer than 10 years or so Ten years may not be enough. For example, an intelligence asset may still be in place after ten ...
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Can the U.S. President force all police officers to wear cameras?

No, local police are under state/local control and the president runs the federal executive branch. The president isn't even really a policy maker- that role falls to Congress. But even congress can'...
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Has the White House given a reason as to why there's not the same degree of transparency around arms transfers to Israel that it has for Ukraine?

Transferring weapons to Ukraine openly has the advantage of sending a message to the Russian government that the West is committed to helping Ukraine, something that (a) Putin has not counted on ...
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Does public spending involving religious organizations (i.e. the Church) follow the same transparency rules as for other public spending?

The German State pays about half a billion Euros in Staatsleistungen per year to Christian churches as restitution for expropriation of church property that happened some 200 years ago. The payments ...
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What would be the benefits of requiring representatives to publish all official letters and correspondence?

One obvious benefit is transparency. You would know at all times what your representative is saying in official correspondence, which could later be used to catch them in wrongdoing. Many political ...
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What would be the benefits of requiring representatives to publish all official letters and correspondence?

Data Protection At some point the civil servants are going to mention someone who is not a civil servant, and possibly in relation to a confidential matter. Appropriately redacting all of those is ...
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Does public spending involving religious organizations (i.e. the Church) follow the same transparency rules as for other public spending?

The UK has a notion of "Listed Buildings". These are buildings that are recognised as part of the national heritage. Generally, listed buildings can't be modified or destroyed. Any building ...
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How transparent is the process of packaging spending bills into an omnibus bill?

If by transparent you mean voted upon by a large number of members with a detailed knowledge of the comprehensive content of the bill relative to prior versions of it, and involving a large number of ...
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