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Action brought on 11 June 2014 - ClientEarth v Commission

(Case T-425/14)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: ClientEarth (London, United Kingdom) (represented by: O. Brouwer, F. Heringa and J. Wolfhagen, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

annul the defendant’s decision to refuse access to documents requested by the applicant pursuant to 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, as communicated to the Applicant on 1 April 2014 in a letter with the reference SG.B.4/LR/rc-sg.dsg2.b.4(2014) 1029188;

order the Commission to pay the applicant’s costs pursuant to Article 87 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court, including the costs of any intervening parties.

Pleas in law and main arguments

By its present action, the applicant seeks the annulment of the Commission’s decision to refuse access to the Commission’s Impact Assessment Report, as well as the opinion of the Impact Assessment Board regarding the revision of the EU legal framework on environmental inspections and surveillance at national and EU level.

In support of the action, the applicant relies on three pleas in law which are essentially identical or similar to those relied on in Case T-424/14, ClientEarth v Commission.