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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.
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Jurisprudence Research

New publication: recent case law impacts on the Council’s ability to negotiate in secrecy

Recent cases at the Court of Justice on Regulation 1049/01 on public access to Parliament, Council and Commission documents set new limits to confidentiality in the Council’s legislative and international negotiations, as Vigjilenca Abazi and Maarten Hillebrandt argue in a recent case note.

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Civil society Oversight

Coalition of actors criticises Commission’s transparency initiative for falling short

Recent days have seen a wave of criticism against the new Commission’s transparency initiative. 

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Civil society Jurisprudence

European Court of Justice upholds judgement in Access Info Europe appeal

The Court of Justice of the EU dismisses in full the Council’s appeal against an earlier judgement in the much publicised Access Info Europe case.

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The long awaited judgement of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in the Access Info Europe appeal was finally handed down last week, on 17 October. After losing a case against Access Info Europe (AIE) in front of the lower General Court, the Council appealed. The CJEU now has found that the General Court’s judgement was correct and must therefore be upheld. In total, three separate pleas in law filed by the Council were refuted.