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The European Commission’s failure to reply to a request for public access to documents concerning the negotiations on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty
Primer 777/2022/ABZ - Preiskava uvedena dne Ponedeljek | 11 april 2022 - Odločba z dne Petek | 15 julij 2022 - Zadevna institucija ali organ Evropska komisija ( Rešila institucija )
The complainant asked the European Commission to grant public access to documents concerning the negotiations on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty. The Commission failed to reply to the request within the applicable deadline. As this is considered a tacit refusal to grant access, according to the applicable legislation, the complainant requested that the Commission review its decision. The Commission also failed to reply to this request for review within the applicable deadline.
The Ombudsman opened an inquiry and asked the Commission to reply to the complainant's request. Following the Ombudsman's second request, the Commission replied. The Ombudsman therefore closed the case but expressed regret about the delay.