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Summary of the decision in case 717/2017/THH on the European Defence Agency’s handling of a request for public access to documents related to contacts with industry on the Preparatory Action on Defence Research and the European Defence Research Programme

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  • Case: 717/2017/THH
    Opened on 20 Jun 2017 - Decision on 04 Jul 2018
  • Institution(s) concerned: European Defence Agency

The case concerned the European Defence Agency’s (EDA) failure to grant public access to documents relating to contacts with the defence industry in relation to research on defence and the European Defence Research Programme.

During the Ombudsman’s inquiry the EDA granted the complainant access to the requested documents and made significant improvements in its procedures and systems for handling and responding to access to documents requests.

The Ombudsman therefore found that the case was settled by the EDA and closed the case.