About the project

OpenBudgets is an EU funded project, aiming at supporting journalists, civil society organisations, NGOs, citizens and public administrations, by providing an overview of public spending, as well as tools and appropriate data and stories to advocate and fight for fiscal transparency.

Our objectives

Recently published on the blog

We need to talk about MEPs expenses

A post by Nick Aiossa of Transparency International EU Office.

Over the years we have seen a number of MEPs getting into trouble over the use of their expenses.

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Comparing money across time and space

A post by Jindřich Mynarz of University of Economics, Prague.

Let’s say there were two EU-funded projects: a Greek one from 2013 that cost 1 million eur, and a Romanian one from 2007 that cost 4 million lei. Which of the projects was more expensive? While this question seems deceptively simple, providing a correct answer is not as straightforward as we might expect. Moreover, the ability to compare money is essential for analyses of fiscal data, so it is important we get this answer right.

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