On 28 September, the General Court delivered its judgment in the access to documents case of Professor Leino-Sandberg against the European Parliament. The final judgment of this multiple-year, multiple-judgment litigation saga is discussed by Anastasia Karatzia.
Necessarily restricted public participation? Ombudsman confirmed her findings of maladministration by the Council in absence of increased access to Council Legal Service’s opinion.
While the EU was praised for its transparency in negotiations with the exiting United Kingdom, this openness appears not to extend to its internal legal advice regarding the negotiation process. In this sequel to her previous blog post, Vellamo Jutila analyses the legal exchange following her a complaint to the European Ombudsman concerning the Council’s decision refusing her access to this legal advice.
Decision taken well into the Russian invasion in Ukraine and after considerable pressure on the institution representing EU member states.