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Other Acts P6_TA-PROV (2009) 0022 (14/01/2009)

Type: Acts of the European Union: European Parliament Resolution on public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents

Authority: European Authorities - European Union: European Parliament

Date: 01/14/2009

Subject: The European Parliament emphasised that the ECJ Judgment in the Turco case further strengthens in the EU the principle by which democratic institutions have a duty to ensure publicity of their activities, documents and decisions, which is a condition of their legality, legitimacy and accountability, and that consequently documents must be published and in any event accessible, and that any exception to this principle should be limited and interpreted strictly. The European Parliament moreover called on the EU institutions to define common rules on the way in which administrative procedures should be carried out and administrative documents should be tabled, classified, declassified, registered and disseminated inside and outside the EU institutions, bearing in mind that the transparency principle is indissociable from the principle of good administration. Finally it affirmed that it is necessary to improve, simplify and complete the EU institutions' registers and web pages making them interoperable.

Classification: Citizens’ rights - Art. 41 Right to good administration by the bodies of the union - Art. 42 Right to access documents of EU institutions

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Notices: The European Parliament called upon the Charter several times