01 November 2000
The cabinet of the Netherlands decided today (22 September) to take the Council of the European Union (the EU member states) to the European Court of Justice over its decision to change the EU code of access to documents on 26 July, the Solana/NATO Decision The Netherlands government said in a statement that it contested the way the decision was made (with no consultation with national parliaments, the European Parliament, or civil society) and that it was wrong to exclude automatically whole categories of documents.
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