Group Asks Countries Not to Support EU Council Appeal

9 September 2011

Access Info Europe is challenging European Union countries to not support the Council of the European Union’s appeal against the European General Court’s ruling that the names of the countries making legislative proposals should be disclosed.

Member states have until mid-September to declare whether they will join the case decided in March. (See previous FreedomInfo.org report.)

 Greece and the United Kingdom have already sided with the Council, according to the group, which issued a specific appeal to Prime Minister David Cameron calling on the UK to withdraw from a case which directly contradicts the ruling coalition’s transparency pledges.

“The UK first joined the case under the previous Labour government which argued that Access Info Europe should not have full access to documents about negotiations on reform of the EU’s transparency rules,” according to an Access Info press release.

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