European Federation of Journalists

TTIP: EFJ complains to the EU Ombudsman

On Monday, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), ClientEarth, the European Environmental Bureau, Friends of the Earth Europe, and the Corporate Europe Observatory jointly submitted a complaint to the EU Ombudsman regarding maladministration by the European Commission in relation to access to documents relating to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

The complainants note, and welcome, the own-initiative investigations launched by the European Ombudsman in relation to the transparency of the TTIP negotiations and the public consultation, and the decision published on 6 January 2015.

We furthermore note the publication by the Commission of additional documents on its website on 7 January 2015. While we welcome the publication of additional documents, we however do not consider that it has adequately addressed our request for documents.

This complaint relates specifically to the failure by the European Commission to grant access to the Complainants to a number of TTIP-related documents


Read the full-text of our complaint HERE.

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