CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – MERGER – ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS – REGULATION 1049/2001

Merger: The Court of Justice widely opens access to documents of the institutions when decision-making process is ended (Sweden/MyTravel and Commission)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CJEU, 21 July 2011, Sweden v MyTravel and Commission, case C-506/08 P The first case of annulment of a Commission decision declaring a merger incompatible with the common market, the merger between the British tour operators Airtours and First Choice, which was rejected in 1999, has undergone a new twist, this time with regard to the principles applicable to public access to documents held by the institutions of the Union. Following the judgment of the Court of First Instance of 6 June 2002 in Case T 342/99 Airtours v Commission [2002] ECR II 2585, the Commission set up a working party comprising officials from DG Competition and the Legal Service to

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Alexandre Lacresse, Merger: The Court of Justice widely opens access to documents of the institutions when decision-making process is ended (Sweden/MyTravel and Commission), 21 July 2011, Concurrences N° 4-2011, Art. N° 40022, pp. 168-170

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