Secrecy and openness in the European Union
- the ongoing struggle for freedom of information

by Tony Bunyan (Statewatch)




Chapter 1: The 1993 Decision on access to EU documents

Chapter 2: The Decision tested: The Guardian case

Chapter 3: The Decision tested: The Statewatch cases

Chapter 4: The Decision tested: The Swedish journalists union case

Chapter 5: The Amsterdam Treaty and the run-up to the Regulation

Chapter 6: The "Solana Decision"

Chapter 7: The battle over the new Regulation

Chapter 8: The new Regulation, its implementation and new challenges


Appendix 1: The 1993: Council code

Appendix 2:  New Regulation on access to EU documents came into operation on 3 December 2001

Appendix 3: Useful addresses and websites

Appendix 4: Select bibliography

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