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Public access to an EIB investigation report into allegations of tax evasion by an African mining company

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  • Case: 349/2014/OV
    Opened on 14 Mar 2014 - Recommendation on 05 Dec 2014 - Decision on 17 Mar 2015
  • Institution(s) concerned: European Investment Bank
  • Field(s) of law: General, financial and institutional matters
  • Types of maladministration alleged – (i) breach of, or (ii) breach of duties relating to: Requests for public access to documents [Article 23 ECGAB]
  • Subject matter(s): Dealing with requests for information and access to documents (Transparency)


The EIB wrongly refused to grant access to its report into allegations of tax evasion in the framework of the Mopani Copper Mines project.


The EIB should grant access to the report.