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Judgment of the General Court of 5 February 2018 — Edeka-Handelsgesellschaft Hessenring v Commission

(Case T-611/15) 1

(Access to documents — Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 — Table of contents of the Commission file relating to proceedings under Article 101 TFEU — Refusal of access — Obligation to state reasons –Obligation to inform about available remedies — Exception for the protection of the purpose of investigations — General presumption of confidentiality)

Language of the case: German


Applicant: Edeka-Handelsgesellschaft Hessenring mbH (Melsungen, Germany) (represented by: E. Wagner and H. Hoffmeyer, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: initially F. Clotuche-Duvieusart, L. Wildpanner and A. Buchet, then F. Clotuche-Duvieusart, A. Buchet and F. Erlbacher and finally F. Clotuche-Duvieusart and A. Buchet, acting as Agents)


First, action based on Article 263 TFEU and seeking annulment of the Commission decision of 3 September 2015 refusing the applicant access to the non-confidential version of the Commission decision of 4 December 2013 relating to proceedings under Article 101 TFEU and of Article 53 of the EEA Agreement [Case AT.39914 — Euro Interest Rate Derivatives (EIRD) — Settlement procedure] and to the table of contents of the administrative file of that procedure and, secondly, action based on Article 265 TFEU and seeking a declaration that the Commission unlawfully failed to establish a non-confidential version of Decision C(2013) 8512 final and of the table of contents relating to that procedure.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

Dismisses the action;

Orders Edeka-Handelsgesellschaft Hessenring mbH to pay the costs.


1 OJ C 27, 25.1.2016.