Jiří Kolman

Free Access to Information in Council of the European Union in the Light of the Recent Judicial Judgment Access Info Europe vs. Council. Democracy vs. Diplomacy

Jurisprudence 2/2014 Section: Articles Page: 27-35

Keywords: free access to information, Access Info Europe, Council of the European Union

Abstract: The article deals with the free access to information by comparison of legislation granting free access to ´documents´ and to ´information´. Debate about the scope of free access to information or documents held for example by EU Council is a concrete example of clash of two views on functioning of EU institutions. This debate resembles a war of the two worlds – democratic and diplomatic. This conflict crystallised in judicial proceedings recently held in ECJ Access Info Europe versus Council.