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Subject: Will political parties strengthen transparency and anti-corruption?
From: Walter Keim <>
Date: 15.02.2012 06:12

Will political parties strengthen transparency and anti-corruption?

Germany has to improve the federal FOI law, adopt FOI laws in 5 local states (Bundesländer), ratify CoE and UN conventions against corruption and improve transparency of funding of political parties to catch up with Europe, America, OSCE, OECD, G20 and BRIC states (see weakness no. 2, 3, 4, 8, 34, 35 and 52 of National Integrity Report Transparency Germany.:

Federal Parties and parties in 5 federal states (Bundesländer) were asked 9. January to strengthen transparency:

Direct to chancellor gives an opportunity to vote. Parliamentwatch (abgeordnetenwatch) offers an opportunity to be informed about the answer.

Result: The majority parties objects a general access to information law. Only the opposition is positive.
Walter Keim
Who will support transparency in Germany:

Development: Keim, Walter (7. November 2012): Letter to OSCE: Support of the Human Right of Access to Public Documents in Germany by Commenting ATI Laws

Dark green: Access to Information Law. Light green: Access to Information in constitution only. Yellow: Access to Information Law pending.

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