Statewatch article: RefNo# 32175
EU: Access to documents: Disclosure of documents on UK opt-out from Charter of Fundamental Rights
Statewatch News Online, March 2013
EU: European Ombudsman: Ombudsman welcomes the Commissionís disclosure of documents on UK opt-out from Charter of Fundamental Rights (pdf):

"The European Ombudsman, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, has welcomed the European Commissionís decision to give access to documents drafted by its services on the UK opt-out from the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. This follows a complaint from the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), a Brussels-based NGO, which wanted to find out why UK citizens do not enjoy the same fundamental rights as other EU citizens. The Commission initially rejected the Ombudsmanís recommendation to disclose the documents. After the Ombudsman addressed a critical remark to the Commission, ECAS again requested access to the documents. The Commission then reviewed its position and released all the documents."

ECAS: EU Rights Clinic and ECAS Secure Release of EU Charter Opt-Out Documents (Press release, pdf) and Background Note (pdf)

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