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Case Law T-623/13 (12/05/2015)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts: Merit's Courts (Spain)

Date: 05/12/2015

Subject: The General Court affirmed that documents exchanged between the Commission and a national competition authority in proceedings concerning an infringement of the competition rules are not, in principle, accessible to the public. It affirmed that disclosure of those documents could in fact undermine the protection of the commercial interests of the undertakings concerned as well as the protection of the purpose of investigations

Parties: Unión de Almacenistas de Hierros de España c. Commissione europea

Classification: Citizens’ rights - Art. 42 Right to access documents of EU institutions

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