Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber), 2 October 2014

Guido Strack v European Commission

Appeal — Right to be heard — Right to be heard by a court or tribunal established in accordance with the law — Access to documents held by the institutions — Partial refusal to grant the appellant access to the documents concerned — Initial refusal — Implied decision deemed to exist — Replacement of an implied refusal by express decisions — Interest in bringing proceedings after the adoption of the express refusals — Exceptions to the right of access to documents — Safeguarding the interests of good administration — Protection of personal data and commercial interests

Case C‑127/13 P



Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
07/11/2014 Strack v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2014:2250
02/10/2014 Strack v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2014:2250
02/10/2014 Strack v Commission
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2014:455
22/05/2014 Strack v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
03/05/2013 Strack v Commission
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Appeal brought against the judgment of the General Court (Fourth Chamber) of 15 January 2013 in Case T392/07 Strack v Commission by which the General Court dismissed in part the applicant’s action for, first, annulment of all implied and express decisions of the Commission adopted following the initial application for access to documents made by Mr Strack on 20 June 2007 and, secondly, for damages – Lack of jurisdiction of the formation of the General Court to which the case was referred – Infringement 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) – Inadequate statement of reasons – Infringement of the right to an effective remedy

Systematic classification scheme

1.
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.05 Administrative procedure
      2.03.05.02 Processing of the application for access
        2.03.05.02.02 Confirmatory application for access
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.06 Contentious procedure
      2.03.06.01 Admissibility and jurisdiction
        2.03.06.01.022
03 null
  03.05 null
    03.05.02 null
      03.05.02.012
03 null
  03.01 null
    03.01.002
03 null
  03.041
04 null
  04.03 null
    04.03.47
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.01 Institutions
    2.01.053
08 null
  08.003
112 null
  112.03 null
    112.03.02 null
      112.03.02.02 null
        112.03.02.02.02
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.042
03 null
  03.06 null
    03.06.01 null
      03.06.01.033
10 null
  10.02 null
    10.02.01 null
      10.02.01.01 null
        10.02.01.01.002
03 null
  03.02 null
    03.02.02 null
      03.02.02.023
10 null
  10.03 null
    10.03.02 null
      10.03.02.042
03 null
  03.02 null
    03.02.03 null
      03.02.03.031
04 null
  04.03 null
    04.03.47
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.003
10 null
  10.03 null
    10.03.02 null
      10.03.02.05


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 15/03/2013

Date of the Opinion

  • 22/05/2014

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

02/10/2014


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 421 from 24.11.2014, p.10

Application: OJ C 147 from 25.05.2013, p.14

Name of the parties

Strack v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Dupont-Lassalle, Julie: Accès aux documents, Europe 2014 Décembre Comm. nº 12 p.14 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Provisions governing the institutions
  • - Access to documents
  • Data protection

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment
  • Appeals : application granted
  • Appeals : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Bonichot

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German