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Jurisprudence

Court limits protection of inspections exception in case against OLAF

EU spending watchdog OLAF loses access to documents case against Hungarian civil association after Court finds the protection of inspections cannot serve as a reason to refuse access after such inspections are closed.

Not as bright as on the brochure? Inhabitants of Gyál wanted to know whether their street lighting company had done more than a sloppy job. Image: excerpt from the Elios website.
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Jurisprudence

Council to appeal the Pech judgment

Institution’s step comes after its Legal Service advices member state ambassadors to initiate proceedings, on grounds left invisible to the public.

They’d rather not have their expenditure of EU funds checked for rule of law breaking elements.
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Implementation Jurisprudence

Parliament rebukes Frontex for role in recent access proceedings

Non-binding resolution accompanying decision to postpone discharge of Frontex’ 2019 budget expresses concern about potential ‘chilling effect’.

Photo: Frontex Headquarters in Warsaw.
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Civil society Jurisprudence

EU Court orders Frontex to reduce legal bill recuperated from transparency activists

General Court decision draws a line under 22-month litigation saga between activists and EU border protection agency and indicates its willingness to protect access to justice in the field of access to documents.

Semsrott and Izuzquiza in front of the Frontex headquarters in Warsaw.