Language of document : ECLI:EU:T:2019:791



Order of the General Court (Second Chamber) of 12 November 2019 –
Breyer v Commission

(Case T158/19)

(Access to documents — Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 — Documents concerning the research project ‘iBorderCtrl: Intelligent Portable Control System’ — Partial refusal to grant access — Plea of inadmissibility — Incorrect designation of the defendant — Correction of the application — No need to adjudicate)

Judicial proceedings — Application initiating proceedings — Formal requirements — Identification of the defendant — Erroneous designation as defendant of a person other than the author of the contested measure — Inadmissibility — Limits — Factors allowing the defendant to be identified without difficulty

(Art. 263, first para. TFEU; Rules of Procedure of the General Court, Art. 76(c))

(see paras 22-25, 31)


Application based on Article 263 TFEU seeking the annulment of the decision of the Research Executive Agency (REA) of 17 January 2019 concerning the request for access to documents made by the applicant on the basis of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (OJ 2001 L 145, p.43).

Operative part


It must be held that the party against which the present action has been brought is the Research Executive Agency (REA).


There is no need to rule on the plea of inadmissibility raised by the European Commission.


Mr. Patrick Breyer shall pay the costs relating to the plea of inadmissibility.


The Court Registry shall serve the application on the REA.