PROCEDURES: CARTELS – ACCESS TO THE FILE – TRANSPARENCY

Access to the file : The General Court of the European Union annuls the Commission’s refusal to disclose certain documents relating to cartel proceedings (Reagens)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The case law on transparency in competition procedures is continuing to develop. After having initially taken the side of transparency, the case law has become significantly stronger, allowing the Commission to refuse requests for access to documents en bloc on the basis of general presumptions, thus avoiding a detailed examination of the documents in question and of all the exceptions that could potentially be invoked against their disclosure (judgments Commission v Technische Glaswerke Ilmenau, C 139/07 P, EU:C:2010:376, cette Chronique, ConcurrencesNo 4-2010, p. 198 ; Commission v/ Editions Odile Jacob, C 404/10 P, EU:C:2012:393 and Commission v/

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Pascal Cardonnel, Access to the file : The General Court of the European Union annuls the Commission’s refusal to disclose certain documents relating to cartel proceedings (Reagens) , 20 March 2014, Concurrences N° 3-2014, Art. N° 68376, pp. 162-163

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