Commentary: Developing a Model for Understanding Government Transparency


  • Jakob Thomsen is Head of Unit in charge of access to documents and legislative transparency for the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, which he joined in 1997. He holds a master's degree in history and Latin from the University of Copenhagen and a master's degree in European law from the University of Nancy. Previously, he was political advisor in the Danish Parliament (1985–89) and in the European Parliament (1989–97). He is author of many articles and other contributions on the process of European integration and a regular speaker at seminars on transparency and transparency related issues since 2004. E-mail:

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