01 November 2000
The Greens/EFA Group welcomes today's decision by the European Parliament to take Council to European Court of Justice for limiting the rights of EU citizens on access to documents. The decision was taken by a majority of the leaders of the political groups (in the so-called Conference of Presidents). In a decision on 26 July, Council established new, top-secret classification for documents in the field of security and defence, which seriously infringed the rights of citizens and Parliament on access to documents. This move was dubbed "Solana's Coup" after the Council's Secretary General and High Representative in Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana.
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