Last week, Advocate General Cruz Villalón delivered his opinion in the Council’s appeal against the General Court’s Access Info Europe judgement of 2011.
An earlier summary of the EUI seminar of transparency, posted on this website some time ago, has been picked up by Moscow-based archivist and blogger Natasha Hramtsovsky. Her blog features a full translation of the summary in Russian. In an introduction, Ms Hramtsovky remarks:
The described event attracted the attention of several Russian colleagues (see http://svdrokov.blogspot.ru/2013/02/blog-post_11.html), who […] noted the lack of transparency of the seminar on transparency. This blog by Maarten Hillebrandt is therefore proposed to the reader […] published […]on the “Open Government in the European Union» blog.
Anoeska Buijze of the Utrecht Law School defended her doctoral dissertation entitled “The Principle of Transparency in EU Law” at Utrecht’s Academy Building on Friday 15 March. She was awarded cum laude for her considerable efforts at structuring a complex legal concept of EU law.
The Council of the European Union defends its appeal in Luxembourg. On Thursday 21 February, the litigating parties in the Access Info Europe case appeal convened at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg for a hearing. This marks the next step in this case, since the the Council contested the General Court’s ruling by bringing an appeal.