OGP – Access Info is currently party to a court case in which the Government is litigating against the Transparency Council to challenge the disclosure of documents relating to what Spain’s OGP commitments.
Ministry of Industry
Energy Law – After a first court ruling denying access to the information, Access Info Europe and the Platform for a New Energy Model have appealed the decision and are currently waiting to take next steps in the process.
Member States identities – The European Court of Justice rejected arguments by the Council of the EU that it should be able to keep secret the identities of Member States making proposals in the context of negotiations on EU legislation.
Serbia Sludge – Request for information containing the opinions of experts judging submissions made for a tender proposal in Serbia.
Ministry of Justice
Spain’s UNCAC measures – Access Info lost a last appeal against the costs imposed after a five-year legal battle to obtain a response to an information request asking what Spain is doing to implement the UN Convention against Corruption.
Access Info Europe v.
Council of the European Union
In a case brought by Access Info Europe in 2011, the European Court of Justice rejected arguments by the Council of the EU that it should be able to keep secret the identities of Member States making proposals in negotiations on future EU legislation.
Access Info Europe was denied access to the legal advice sought by the European Commission on the possibility of having a mandatory lobby register. Access Info will appeal this decision, considering there is a clear public interest in the disclosure of this information.
Using Spain’s Transparency Law, Access Info revealed the tense political battles behind a controversial 2015 law that imposes prohibitive taxes on use of home-produced energy (such as from solar power). We now seek access to further documents submitted by third parties during the drafting of the law.