Council faces new wave of judicial scrutiny of its access to documents policy

Three recent cases mark an end to the lull in access litigation against the Council of recent years.

Credit: Corporate Europe Observatory.
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Meijers Committee publishes note on proliferation of ‘WK’ documents in the Council

Expert committee voices concern about the consequences of informal Council document category for transparency law and the democratic legitimacy of EU legislation.


The Council ‘repairs’ EU transparency rules informally

A new publication in the Journal of Common Market Studies by TrUE project researcher Maarten Hillebrandt demonstrates how informality may help explain anomalies in Council transparency policy.