Each year, the three core EU institutions, as well as a host of other bodies, publish their annual reports detailing the state of the implementation of Regulation 1049/2001 governing the public’s access to their documents. How did this right fare in 2022?
In a recent court judgment (De Capitani v Council), the General Court of the EU finds that the Council erroneously relied on the access to documents regulation (Regulation 1049/2001) to refuse access to Council working party documents pertaining to an ongoing legislative decision-making procedure in order to protect the negotiation process, Dutch Foreign Ministry experts observe.
Transparency all but falls off the Presidency agenda of openness-loving Sweden.
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.