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Case Law C-673/13 P (23/11/2016)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 11/23/2016

Subject: The Court affirmed that when a person requests access to environmental documents, the concept of ‘information relating to emissions into the environment’ covers, inter alia, information concerning the nature and effects of the release of a pesticide into air, water or soil, or onto plants. The confidentiality of commercial and industrial information may not be invoked to preclude the disclosure of such information

Parties: Commissione c. Stichting Greenpeace Nederland e PAN Europe

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 17 Intellectual property - Solidarity - Art. 37 Environmental protection - Citizens’ rights - Art. 42 Right to access documents of EU institutions

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