German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday urged China to be as transparent as possible about the coronavirus outbreak, as Beijing faces mounting pressure over its management of the crisis.
The European Parliament has approved new EU rules to protect workers in the so-called gig economy(*). The law sets minimum rights and demands increased transparency for those in on-demand jobs, such as at Uber or Deliveroo.
Brazil's new far-right government on Thursday gave hundreds more public servants the power to keep official records from the public for decades by labeling them secret and ultra-secret. Vice President Hamilton Mourao, standing in while President Jair Bolsonaro was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, signed the decree expanding exceptions within the 2011 transparency law.