November 3, 2000 PRESS RELEASE 272/2000

THE FINNISH GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT'S APPLICATION ON EU TRANSPARENCY

The Cabinet Committee on European Union discussed the Dutch government's application submitted to the European Court of Justice on the decision known as the Solana decision (C-369/00). With its intervention Finland supports the Netherlands. The Finnish application to intervene was sent to the European Court of Justice on November 3, 2000.

The objective of the aforementioned intervention is to promote Finland's aim of increasing transparency within the EU.

Further information: Ms. Tuula Pynnä, Director, Legal Counsellor, Unit for the European Court of Justice and Infringement Matters tel. +358 9 1341 5709.



Statewatch comments: The Netherlands government decided to take the Council of the European Union to the European Court of Justice over the "Solana Decision" on 22.9.00. The Swedish government decided to back the Netherlands on 28.9.00. On 23 October the European Parliament also took a case out against the Council over the "Solana Decision": Solana Decision


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