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Transparency in EU Institutional Law. A Practitioners Handbook - Second completely revised edition

By Bart Driessen


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This book, which takes account of legal developments until June 2012, describes in detail the EU law affecting the transparency of the institutions as well as the actual practice of the European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament. The relevant practice of other institutions and bodies is also considered. Among the topics covered are:
  • the scope and extent of public access to documents under Regulation 1049/2001;
  • the impact on public access of Regulation 1367/2006 (the ‘Aarhus Regulation’);
  • the procedure for applying for public access;
  • rules on classified information;
  • data protection and public access;
  • the openness of decision-making,
  • the relationship of Regulation 1049/2001 and other rules on access to documents;
  • the law pertaining to the Official Journal;
  • other aspects of transparency of EU decision-making, such as languages, quality of drafting and the involvement of lobbyists;
  • remedies in Court and before the Ombudsman.
Fulfilling the clear need for a practical guide to the nuts and bolts of the law and practice on transparency in the EU's institutional system, this book is written for the practitioner and indeed any party with an interest in availing of his or her rights under EU law. It is the only legal resource that serves this function and does so with élan and a matchless clarity.

Pages 408
Publish Date 09/28/2012
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041141279
SKU 9041141278
Table of Contents

Cited Case Law and Ombudsman Decisions.


Foreword to the Second Edition.

Foreword and Acknowledgements.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Scope of Regulation 1049.

Chapter 3. General Principles of Regulation 1049.

Chapter 4 . Exceptions.

Chapter 5. Restrictions.

Chapter 6. Procedural Rules Concerning the Access to Documents.

Chapter 7. Regulation 1049 and Other Legislation.

Chapter 8 . Active Public Access: The Registers and the Official Journal.

Chapter 9. Other Aspects of Transparency.

Chapter 10. Remedies.

Chapter 11. A Brief Outlook for the Future.

Chapter Annexes 1–12: Documents.

Cited literature.