The German Administrative court of appeal finds that the existence of ongoing proceedings led by the EC Commission according to Art. 88.2 EC prohibits access to documents covered by the freedom of information act (Pflegen und Wohnen Betriebs)

Brief description of the facts and legal issues The Hamburg Administrative court of appeal holds that documents on ongoing proceedings do not fall within the scope of the Hamburg Freedom of Information Act setting the law on access to file. The existence of ongoing proceedings before the European Commission according to Article 88(2) EC also prohibits access to documents

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  • Delegation of the European Union to the United States
  • Maersk (Copenhagen)

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Rainer Wessely, Alix Müller-Rappard, The German Administrative court of appeal finds that the existence of ongoing proceedings led by the EC Commission according to Art. 88.2 EC prohibits access to documents covered by the freedom of information act (Pflegen und Wohnen Betriebs), 29 May 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2007, Art. N° 26921

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