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Council of the European Union discussing how to comply with the Charter in the light of CJEU decisions in Council Working Parties: Guidelines on methodological steps to be taken to check fundamental rights compatibility at the Council's preparatory bodies - Member States comments (LIMITE doc no: 14573-14, pdf) Replies from: Greece, France, Hungary, the Netherlands and the UK.
The UK comments: "It is of paramount importance that EU legislation respects and protects fundamental rights. But in seeking to ensure this, the guidelines should not unduly constrain legitimate use of legislative competence. The UK is simply keen to ensure that the text of the guidelines accurately reflects the case law of the Court......[and] Finally is this document designed to be public? There are currently references to CLS opinion which will need to be removed if this is the case."

Comment on UK comment: The CJEU has previously ruled on access to documents concerning legislative measures - which this discussion covers in large part - in the Turco: Judgment (pdf).

See background: Guidelines revised text (LIMITE doc no: 13390-14, pdf)

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