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Review of V. Deckmyn and I. Thompson (eds.), Openness and Transparency in the European Union

Review of V. Deckmyn and I. Thompson (eds.), Openness and Transparency in the European Union Review of V, Deckmyn and I , Thompson ( d . , Openness and Transparency in the es) European Union Patrick Birkinshaw I need not retread the path that led to greater openness in the European Union. It is well rehearsed in several of the essays in this book and has been laboriously trotted through in various judicial decisions particularly in the Court of First Instance in several of that court's judgments on the Decisions of the Council and Commission and the Joint Code on Access to 1nformation.l The path has led most recently to provisions (the new Article 255 of the EC Treaty) in the Amsterdam Treaty allowing access to documents of the Council, Commission and European Parliament which will take several years to produce in the form of legislation which will cover the general principles and limitations to be made under the 'co-decision' procedure. Each of these three institutions will elaborate in their own rules of procedure details covering access to their own documents. The ECJ and the CFI have made their own contributions to the debate on openness in their interpretation of the 1993 Code most recently in the Svenska Journalis~orbundet2 decision where the Council http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Public Law Kluwer Law International

Review of V. Deckmyn and I. Thompson (eds.), Openness and Transparency in the European Union

European Public Law , Volume 4 (4) – Jan 21, 1998

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Review of V, Deckmyn and I , Thompson ( d . , Openness and Transparency in the es) European Union Patrick Birkinshaw I need not retread the path that led to greater openness in the European Union. It is well rehearsed in several of the essays in this book and has been laboriously trotted through in various judicial decisions particularly in the Court of First Instance in several of that court's judgments on the Decisions of the Council and Commission and the Joint Code on Access to 1nformation.l The path has led most recently to provisions (the new Article 255 of the EC Treaty) in the Amsterdam Treaty allowing access to documents of the Council, Commission and European Parliament which will take several years to produce in the form of legislation which will cover the general principles and limitations to be made under the 'co-decision' procedure. Each of these three institutions will elaborate in their own rules of procedure details covering access to their own documents. The ECJ and the CFI have made their own contributions to the debate on openness in their interpretation of the 1993 Code most recently in the Svenska Journalis~orbundet2 decision where the Council

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Published: Jan 21, 1998

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