Opinion on the proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy (COM(2007) 122 final), OJ C 134, 16.06.2007, p. 1
The aim of the proposal is to fulfil the requirement on the publication of information on beneficiaries of Community funds, as inserted into the Financial Regulation by Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1995/2006 of 13 December 2006. To that end, Member States should ensure annual ex-post publication of the beneficiaries and the amount received per beneficiary under European Funds, which form part of the budget of the European Communities.
In the opinion, the EDPS supports the inclusion of the transparency principle and underlines that a proactive approach to the rights of the data subjectsshould be respected. Moreover, the EDPS suggests introducing a specific provision, which would help to comply with Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001, as regards the need to inform data subjects about the processing of their personal data by auditing and investigating institutions and bodies.