Andrew Rettman, EUObserver
BRUSSELS - Most member states and EU institutions are keen to draw a new veil of secrecy over how they appoint top officials and enforce EU law.
The rights of journalists, NGOs and average people to get access to internal EU documents is currently governed by a regulation from 2001.
It is already hard to gain access because there is no simple registry of which documents exist and because it can take years-long legal battles to make institutions drop their objections on grounds that it would violate people's privacy, threaten national security or that there is no "overriding public interest" to let sensitive information come out.
The Danish EU presidency will on Friday (13 April) hold talks with EU diplomats on a new version of the rules.
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Officials, diplomats want even more EU secrecy