Twenty years of Regulation 1049/2001 on Public Access to EU Documents: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

This public online event is organised by the Academy of Finland-funded TrUE research project in collaboration with the Open Government in the EU blog. It brings together practitioners, civil society representatives, and academics to reflect on the first two decades and future of the EU’s first access to documents law. Details about the webinar and how to participate can be found below.

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.

Inquiry of Council measures during pandemic finds transparency gaps – but also improvements

Ombudsman considers that initial Council measures were “not in line with the Treaty” and regrets transparency gaps, but stops short of declaring maladministration.

Dutch data journalist Daniël Verlaan hacks a remote Council meeting in November 2020. Credit: Politico.
Implementation Jurisprudence

Dutch MFA discusses Leino-Sandberg case

In its most recent newsletter, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Expertise Centre for European Law (ECER) dedicates an entry to the recent Leino-Sandberg v Parliament judgment.