On 23th of May, 2023, the Council Of European Union has adopted conclusions on the ‘high quality, transparent, open, trustworthy and equitable scholarly publishing’, in which it calls for immediate and unrestricted open access in publishing research involving public funds.
"If we really believe in open science, we need to make sure that researchers can make their findings available and re-usable and that high-quality scientific articles are openly accessible to anyone that needs to read them. This should be particularly the case for research that benefits from public funding: what has been paid by all should be accessible to all."
Mats Persson, Swedish Minister for Education, Ministry of Education and Research
Theses conclusions had been announced in Science Business, 25/04/2023: See article online