Turco and Kingdom of Sweden (supported by Denmark, Finland and The Netherlands) v Council of the European Union (supported by Commission of the European Communities and United Kingdom)
Court of Justice of the European Communities
“There was no principle that the Council of the European Union was entitled automatically to refuse access to opinions of its legal service relating to a legislative process.”
The Times, 4th July 2008
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Kingdom of Sweden and another v Council of the European Union (Joined Cases C-39 and 52/05P);  WLR (D) 215
“The Council of the European Union did not have a general entitlement to refuse all requests by members of the public for access to opinions from its legal service in the context of legislative enactment. The principle of transparency was an overriding public interest capable of prevailing over a statutory reason for refusing access to a document.”
WLR Daily, 2nd July 2008
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