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The refusal by the Council of the EU to give full public access to a legal opinion related to the EU trade agreement with the United Kingdom

The complainant requested from the Council of the EU public access to a legal opinion related to the EU trade agreement with the United Kingdom. The Council granted access to only parts of the document. In refusing to disclose the full document, the Council invoked several exceptions under the EU's rules on public access to documents, arguing that full disclosure would undermine the protection of an ongoing decision-making process, international relations and legal advice.

The Ombudsman inspected the legal opinion in question and took the view that the Council had incorrectly invoked the exceptions under the EU's rules on public access to documents. She therefore proposed as a solution that the Council grant the

widest possible access to the legal opinion. The Council disagreed with the Ombudsman's proposal for a solution. The Ombudsman has now shared the solution proposal and Council reply with the complainant for comments and will then determine the next step.